Ray Jones, who replaced Chet Fuller in December 2013 as head of Bombardier commercial airplane programs, quit.
BBD said Jones and the company mutually agreed to his departure, was was labeled for “personal reasons.” BBD would not elaborate.
Sales will report directly to Aerospace president Mike Arcamone while Jones’ replacement is found.
Philippe Poutissou, VP marketing, left last year as Jones shuffled his team. Rod Sheridan, another VP, also left last year, retiring. Both have been long-time staples of Bombardier Aerospace.
Market intelligence tells us that customers viewed their departures negatively and see a lack of continuity, hurting relationships and sales.
CSeries sales have stalled, the Q400 backlog is down to 10% of the turboprop market share and the aging CRJ is just hanging on by a flap.