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Héroux-Devtek names Martin Brassard VP/COO

November 21, 2014  By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 21, 2014, Longueuil, Que. - Héroux-Devtek Inc. has announced the nomination of Martin Brassard as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Héroux-Devtek. His nomination is effective immediately. Gilles Labbé remains President and Chief Executive Officer of Héroux-Devtek.

Brassard joined the corporation in 1994 and has been Vice-President, General Manager, Landing Gear since June 2005. He had previously occupied the positions of Vice-President, Control and Information Technology (1998-2005), Project Manager for the implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (1997-1998) and Controller (1994-1997). Brassard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Université du Québec in Trois-Rivières as well as the professional designations of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA).

"Héroux-Devtek is proud to announce this nomination which highlights Martin Brassard's strong skills as a manager and a leader. Over the course of his 20-year career with the Corporation, Martin has acquired a comprehensive knowledge of our business sector and its strategic interests, while developing productive relationships with our customers, employees and numerous partners. Héroux-Devtek's Board of Directors is entirely confident that his talents will contribute to further enhancing our leading position in the landing gear market. In my role as Chief Executive Officer, I remain fully committed to elaborating our strategic plan, developing our network and expanding Héroux-Devtek's reach in the global aerospace industry," said Labbé.

"I am grateful to Gilles and for the Board of Directors' confidence, as Héroux-Devtek is entering the most exciting period in its history. The entire organization is committed to reaching our objective of achieving annual sales of $500 million within the next five years, based on existing contracts and assuming no other acquisitions. Key to this success, and our leading priority, is the rigorous execution of Héroux-Devtek's largest landing-gear contract ever to supply complete landing gear systems for the B-777 and B-777X aircraft, while maintaining for all our customers the service level on which we have built our reputation," added Brassard.



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