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Héroux-Devtek appoints Didier Evrard as director

Evrard most recently served as executive vice-president and Head of Programs at Airbus Commercial Aircraft

February 12, 2021  by CM Staff

Didier Evrard (CNW Group/Héroux-Devtek Inc.)

LONGUEUIL, Que. — Héroux-Devtek Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Didier Evrard as Director of the Corporation.

A 40-year European aerospace veteran, Evrard most recently served as executive vice-president and Head of Programs at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, a position he held for nearly five years. In this capacity, he was responsible for all civil aircraft programs, ensuring their profitability and leading product policy.

In the eight years prior, Evrard was Head of the A350 XWB Program, overseeing the technical and industrial development of this iconic family of wide-body aircraft. Between 2002 and 2007, he acted as Program Lead at defence conglomerate MBDA.

“We are honoured to welcome Mr. Evrard to our Board of Directors. His extensive career brings a wealth of experience to our seasoned and multidisciplinary group of directors,” said Mr. Gilles Labbé, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Héroux-Devtek, in a prepared statement. “His contribution in leading key programs at Airbus and overall impressive track record speaks for itself and we look forward to working closely with Didier.”

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