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Company: Bombardier Inc., Montreal, QC Canada
Company Description: Bombardier is a manufacturer of a large range of regional and business aircraft including the Learjet and Canadair ranges.
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Aerospace & Defense

Nomination Title: Bombardier

Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Every day, around the globe, Bombardier manufactures state-of-the-art planes and trains that help people and goods get where they need to go. And every day, the company works diligently to earn its worldwide leadership in aerospace and rail transportation. It does this by engineering ingenious and sustainable solutions to today’s mobility challenges and opportunities. Industry-Leading Transportation Manufacturer Bombardier is a global transportation company with 69 production and engineering sites in 23 countries, and a worldwide network of service centres. It operates two industry-leading businesses:

•Rail transportation

The company’s 65,400 employees design, manufacture, sell and support the widest range of world-class products in these two sectors. This includes commercial and business jets, as well as rail transportation equipment, systems and services. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada, and its shares (BBD) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, the company posted revenues of $17.7 billion US.

With more than 30,300 employees and well-positioned in global markets, Bombardier Aerospace is a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of innovative aviation products for the business, commercial, specialized and amphibious aircraft markets. It has the most comprehensive aircraft portfolio and it holds the number one position in business and regional aircraft. Its high-performance aircraft and services set the standard of excellence in several markets, including:

•Business aircraft - Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft families
•Commercial aircraft - new CSeries program, CRJ Series and Q-Series aircraft families
•Amphibious aircraft - Bombardier 415 and Bombardier 415 MP aircraft
•Jet travel solutions - Flexjet
•Specialized aircraft solutions - Bombardier aircraft modified for special missions
•Aircraft services and training - aircraft parts, maintenance, comprehensive training, technical support and publications, and online services Bombardier Transportation:

With 59 production and engineering sites in 23 countries and more than 40 service centres at customer premises across the world, Bombardier Transportation is the global leader in the rail industry. It covers the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from complete trains to sub-systems, maintenance services, system integration and signalling. It is the leader in 9 out of 11 product segments. Bombardier’s installed rolling stock product base exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide. Its 34,900 employees continue a proud tradition of delivering ingenious rail transportation solutions, including:

•Rail vehicles - automated people movers, monorails, light rail vehicles, advanced rapid transit, metros, commuter/regional trains, intercity/high-speed trains and locomotives
•Propulsion and controls - complete product portfolio for applications ranging from trolley buses to freight locomotives
•Bogies - product portfolio for the entire range of rail vehicles
•Services - fleet maintenance, operations and maintenance (O&M), vehicle refurbishment and modernization, and material management
•Transportation systems - customized “design-build-operate-maintain” transportation system solutions
•Rail control solutions - advanced signaling solutions for mass transit and mainline systems


•Bombardier Receives an Award of Excellence in Corporate Reporting from the Chartered Accountants of Canada
•Bombardier Transportation Wins Two Awards for Promotional Films at 2011 World Media Festival, Hamburg
•Bombardier Receives Two Awards of the World's Most Prestigious International Design Competition.
•Government of Australia awards Bombardier Transportation with electric train contract
•Bombardier Aerospace Receives the Quebec Prize of Excellence in Corporate Citizenship
•Bombardier and Cascades Announce a Groundbreaking Collaborative Agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility
•Hamilton Sundstrand Selected for Bombardier Supplier Awards

List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, video clips, work samples, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, []:

Bombardier Transportation Announces Winners of its Inaugural Sustainable Supplier Awards
Bombardier Saddened by the Loss of James Hoblyn
Bombardier Presents the First Carbody of the Regio 2N 16 Months after the SNCF Placed an Order on Behalf of the French Regions
Bombardier Aerospace Announces up to $4.7 Billion US in Orders at the Paris Air Show
Eighth Customer Places Firm Order for 10 CSeries Aircraft
Bombardier Boosts Commercial Aircraft Sales Team in China
Bombardier Showcases CSeries Aircraft Advanced Flight Deck for First Time
AVWest Orders Six Bombardier Global Business Jets
Korean Air to Acquire up to 30 Bombardier CSeries Aircraft
VistaJet Places Firm Order for 10 Bombardier Global 8000 Jets
Bombardier Aircraft Executes Technology Demonstration Flight in Alaska
Bombardier Announces £70 Million in Supplier Contracts to Support Wing Production in Northern Ireland
Major Network Carrier Places Firm Order for 10 CSeries Aircraft; Will Take First CS100 Aircraft Delivery
Normal Course Issuer Bid
Bombardier to Deliver Major London Underground Signalling Upgrade
Macon Service Centre Celebrates its First Anniversary with FAA Diamond Award
Bombardier Transportation Invests in Quebec to Strengthen its Position in North America
Bombardier Expands Customer Response Team in France, Eastern Europe and South Africa
Bombardier Aerospace at International Paris Air Show 2011

Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated organization:

Pierre Beaudoin is President and CEO of Bombardier Inc., a global company that is the largest supplier of rail equipment, systems, and services, and the third largest manufacturer of civil aircraft in the world.

Mr. Beaudoin studied business administration at Brébeuf College in Montréal and industrial relations at McGill University in Montréal before beginning his career as Canadian Customer Service Manager for BIC Sport Inc. He joined Bombardier’s Marine Products Division in 1985, was named Vice President of Product Development for Bombardier’s Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo Division in 1990, Executive Vice President of the same division in 1992, and President in 1994. In April 1996, Mr. Beaudoin was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier’s Recreational Products Group.

In February 2001, Mr. Beaudoin assumed duties as President of the Business Aircraft Division at Bombardier Aerospace. He was named President and COO of Bombardier Aerospace in October that same year, where he took over responsibility for all operations and product divisions of the Corporation’s aerospace business.