New leadership at Bell Helicopter Textron (Canada)

Matt Nicholls
February 17, 2016 | Mirabel, Que.
By Matt Nicholls
There have been more changes at the top levels of management at Bell Helicopters Canada.

Raymond Leduc has left his role as president after just 13 months at the helm. Leduc has been replaced by Cynthia Garneau, an 11-year veteran of the Mirabel, Que. based company. Leduc is now the president of the North American unit of a Swedish company, Volvo Bus,

Garneau has been with Bell since 2004, where she has held roles including manager of commercial business contracts, director of corporate affairs, and director of supply chain management. Prior to becoming president, she held the role of director of integrated business planning and production engineering.

The change in leadership coincided with another round of job cuts at Bell's Mirabel plant – some 50 workers were let go in January. In the past 18 months, some 700 jobs have been eliminated at the Mirabel facility.

Garneau is the third president at the Canadian facility in the past two years. Leduc replaced Barry Kohler, who is now president and CEO of Eagle Copters.

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