UK: Bombardier Transportation has appointed Matt Byrne as President of its UK Region and Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd. He replaces Phil Hufton who has decided to step down for personal reasons, but has agreed to stay for a short period to ensure a smooth handover.
Byrne has held various senior leadership positions since joining Bombardier in 2000. Since 2016 he has led the Global Services business, where he is succeeded by Robert Young, currently Head of Operational Support, Global Services.
‘Matt Byrne is ideally positioned to lead our business in the UK Region, one of our largest and most important markets’, said Bombardier Transportation President Danny Di Perna on October 8. ‘Matt has been leading our Global Services business for almost three years through a phase of strong profitable growth and has a deep understanding of customer needs and the UK market. I want to thank Phil for his strong leadership and commitment during an important time for the UK business, and for his many years of service to Bombardier and its predecessor companies.’