BBD's Global Outfit Center Renamed To Honor Beaudoin

 - November 2, 2018, 12:14 PM
Bombardier's Montreal facility where Globals are outfitted has been renamed to honor long-time, but now retired, company president and CEO Laurent Beaudoin (second row, third from right). Beaudoin has been lauded as transforming Bombardier from its origins as a snowmobile manufacturer into a global aerospace and rail transportation giant. (Photo: Bombardier)

Bombardier has renamed its Montreal-based Global Completion Centre in honor of Laurent Beaudoin, who retired in May after 55 years of service at the company, serving as president and later chairman from 1966 to 2015. Now the Laurent Beaudoin Completion Centre, the facility is where Global-family business jet interiors are designed, manufactured, and installed. The completions center was recently enlarged to host interior completion activities for the Global 7500.

“Throughout his distinguished career at Bombardier, Beaudoin was motivated by his belief that nothing is impossible,” said Bombardier president and CEO Alain Bellemare. “His entrepreneurial spirit was the driving force behind the development of products that redefined their industries, such as the Global Express. Beaudoin’s legacy will continue to inspire our employees to push the limits of technology, craftsmanship, and performance.”

According to the company, Beaudoin's "vision of entrepreneurship and innovation transformed Bombardier from its origins as a snowmobile manufacturer into a global aerospace and rail transportation giant. [His] visionary imprint is on every product in Bombardier’s vast portfolio of business and commercial aircraft and rail transportation technologies."