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.
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 40,650 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
With over 68,000 employees, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries as well as a broad portfolio of products and services for the business aviation, commercial aviation and rail transportation markets. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter .