Press release

Bombardier Transportation appoints Marco Michel as interim President of Region Central and Eastern Europe, Israel

  • Marco Michel will assume the interim leadership following Michael Fohrer’s departure from the company


Global mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today the appointment of Marco Michel as interim president of Region Central and Eastern Europe, Israel (CEI) effective immediately.

He succeeds Michael Fohrer, who decided to leave Bombardier Transportation due to personal matters and pursue other career opportunities outside the company.

Danny Di Perna, President of Bombardier Transportation, said: “Michael is a highly respected business leader. I would like to thank him for his positive contributions to Bombardier Transportation over the past 12 years, his strong leadership for our company in Germany and the Central Europe & Israel regions. I wish Michael well for his future endeavours.”

Marco Michel is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the CEI Region, as well as, the Region Europe Middle East Africa, India. He joined Bombardier Transportation in November 2017 as Vice President Operations, Quality, HSE & Transformation. Prior to joining Bombardier Transportation, Marco Michel had an extensive career at Siemens, where he held several senior general management and operations roles in Germany and Canada.

Marco holds degrees in Marketing and Finance from Heriot-Watt University, Scotland; Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and Industrial Engineering (Wirtschaftsingenieur) from the University of Applied Sciences of Offenburg, both located in Germany.

Eric Prud’Homme

Head of External Communications & Public Affairs

Group Media Relations

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About Bombardier Transportation

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 36,050 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With nearly 60,000 employees across two business segments, 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.

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