Bombardier’s Scott Retires

 - October 3, 2011, 9:55 PM

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Gary Scott has left the company effective October 1, citing a desire to devote more time to his family. Bombardier Aerospace president and COO Guy Hachey has assumed Scott’s duties while the company seeks a replacement.

Hired in 2004 to lead Bombardier’s C Series program, Scott oversaw the launch and subsequent development of the new 110- to 145-seat narrowbody, often the subject of criticism for its slow sales. Recently, however, commercial activity has begun to pick up, most notably with the sale of 10 airplanes to Korean Air.

Before joining Bombardier, Scott spent 30 years in the aerospace industry, first with Boeing and then with CAE. He held the position of president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft since 2008, when Bombardier merged two previously independent units: Bombardier Regional Aircraft and New Commercial Aircraft Program.