Canadian Manufacturing

Ex-Bombardier exec Eric Martel new president of Hydro Quebec

Martel recently stepped down from his post as president of Bombardier's business aircraft division

June 4, 2015  by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—Former Bombardier Inc. executive Eric Martel has been appointed the new president of Quebec’s provincial hydro utility.

Martel was president of Bombardier’s business aircraft division and left that post May 18.

Quebec Energy Minister Pierre Arcand said Martel’s arrival coincides with the renewal of Hydro-Quebec’s strategic plan.

Martel left Bombardier during a difficult period for the aerospace giant, which recently announced thousands of layoffs in his division.

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He is replacing Thierry Vandal, who left the utility in January after 10 years as president and CEO.

Martel’s mandate starts July 6.