Fort Erie, ON, June 27th, 2013
Incoming Eurocopter Canada President & CEO poised for future with Canadian subsidiary
The Eurocopter Canada Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Romain Trapp as the new Eurocopter Canada President & CEO. Romain joins Eurocopter Canada, headquartered in Fort Erie, Ontario from Grand Prairie, Texas, following a 5 year term as the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for American Eurocopter.
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“I am pleased to join Eurocopter Canada and to begin working diligently with and in support of the Canadian operators,” said Romain Trapp. ”The helicopter industry is continually evolving and I look forward to leading Eurocopter Canada and developing all aspects of the business to meet the needs of our customers”.
Romain has had an impressive career within the EADS Group where he has gained invaluable industry knowledge across all sectors of the aviation business, most recently at American Eurocopter with commercial and governmental operators as an Executive Vice President. His recent appointment as President and CEO of Eurocopter Canada is a tribute to his success and will be in effect from July 1st, 2013.
Romain’s career in aviation began at Airbus in Toulouse, France, where he held several key positions for the division one of which was as the Business Systems Controller for the successful A380 Program. His next promotion was as Corporate Controller of the Airbus division at EADS Headquarters in Munich, Germany. In 2005 Romain joined EADS International in the Corporate Marketing organization of EADS, as the Head of Administration and Controlling, in Paris, France. He started his professional career with the French Defense Procurement Agency DGA.
Romain a recent graduate of the Stanford Executive Program attended l’Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan (France) and graduated with a Diploma in Economics and Business Management. He also obtained a Masters in Finance and Econometrics from l’University Paris Sorbonne.
Romain’s predecessor Guy Joannes has been at the helm of the Canadian subsidiary for close to four years. Guy Joannes will be leaving to take on a new opportunity for the Eurocopter group in France.
About ECL & Eurocopter Group
Eurocopter Canada Limited (www.eurocopter.ca) is a subsidiary of Eurocopter. Eurocopter Canada based in Fort Erie, Ontario since 1984, has additional operations in Richmond, British Columbia and Montreal, Quebec and a support and customer service network that spans the entire country. Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 22,000 people. In 2012, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion Euros, orders for 469 new helicopters and a 44 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong international presence is ensured by its subsidiaries and participations in 21 countries. Eurocopter’s worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents supports more than 2,900 customers. There are currently more than 11,780 Eurocopter helicopters in service in 148 countries. Eurocopter offers the most comprehensive civil and military helicopter range in the world and is fully committed to safety as the most important aspect of its business.
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