Bombardier appoints Danny Di Perna COO, Aerospace

Bombardier appoints Danny Di Perna COO, Aerospace

Will lead the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement, and transformation functions.


Bombardier has appointed Danny Di Perna as chief operating officer, Aerospace, effective Sept. 15, 2018. In this new position, Di Perna will report directly to Alain Bellemare, president and chief executive officer, Bombardier Inc. and assume responsibility for leading the company’s aerospace engineering, procurement, and transformation functions. Bombardier’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services segment will also report to Di Perna.

“We are thrilled to welcome Danny to the Bombardier leadership team,” Bellemare said. “He is an exceptional and engaging leader, with deep aerospace experience and a proven track record of success improving operational efficiency at leading industrial and aerospace companies.”

“Danny will work closely with me, David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, and the rest of the senior leadership team to execute an industrial strategy that supports our production ramp-up, improves our competitive position, and accelerates our transformation,” Bellemare continued. “Danny will also play a key role in optimizing our aerospace engineering and product development capabilities to ensure long-term sustainable growth.”

Di Perna brings more than 30 years of aerospace and industrial experience to Bombardier. Most recently, he served as vice president of global sourcing for GE Power. In this role, he was responsible for strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality. Prior to that, Di Perna held several senior leadership positions with United Technologies Corp., including senior vice president of operations for UTC’s Pratt & Whitney division and vice president and general manager of the auxiliary power division for the Hamilton Sundstrand division. Before that, he held the position of senior vice president for aircraft and engine maintenance at Air Canada Technical Services.

Di Perna began his career at Pratt & Whitney Canada, where he held positions within engineering, manufacturing, and operations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University and a MBA from McGill University.