Mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation today announced that John Saabas has been appointed the new Head of Engineering and Technology. Mr Saabas will report directly to Bombardier Transportation President, Danny Di Perna and will lead the company’s global technology and product development activities. He will also work closely with Bombardier Transportation’s senior leadership team to improve productivity, project execution and customer satisfaction.
Danny Di Perna, President, Bombardier Transportation, said, “John is a proven leader with an impressive track record of success. He brings us more than 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience and shares our values, including operating with the highest ethical standards, fully engaging employees and delivering on customer commitments.”
Mr Saabas joins Bombardier from Pratt & Whitney Canada, a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units, where he has been President since 2009. During his 35-year career with Pratt & Whitney, Mr Saabas held numerous leadership positions in Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations and Procurement. He also earned a PhD in Aerodynamics from McGill University and holds both a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.