Tuesday 11th Dec 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

New supply chain chief for Bombardier

Plane and train maker Bombardier has appointed Sam Abdelmalek chief transformation and supply chain officer with responsibility for the continued transformation of the company’s operations and lead the company’s supply chain activities to reduce costs and improve efficiency and quality.

Abdelmalek, who will report to CEO Alain Bellemare, was most recently vice president, global supply chain at Pratt & Whitney.

In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of the supply chain, including strategic sourcing, industrial readiness, global logistics and transport and non-product procurement. He also played a key role in overseeing supplier quality.

Prior to that, Sam held a number of senior leadership roles at United Technologies Corporation, including vice president, supply chain management at the Aerospace Systems division of UTC and vice president, global supply management & supply chain integration for UTC Operations.

Bellemare said: “Sam will work closely with me and the senior leadership team to accelerate our transformation, improve our competitive position and support our long-term growth objectives.”

Montreal-based Bombardier employs 69,500 people in its four divisions: Transport, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services.