President, North America
Raymond Bachant was appointed President, North America for Bombardier Transportation in May 2008.
As such, he is responsible for overseeing all design, production, marketing, sales, customer service and management activities for Canada, United States and Mexico.
Mr. Bachant joined the Bombardier team in 2001, and Bombardier Transportation more specifically, in July 2006. He held the position of Vice-President, Finance for the Bombardier Transportation Group, based out of the Group's headquarters in Berlin. As part of his responsibilities, Mr. Bachant was accountable for the sound financial management of all divisions of Bombardier Transportation, as well as for risk and opportunity assessments and management. Mr. Bachant lead a team of specialists working on all Bombardier Transportation sites around the world.
Prior to joining the Bombardier Transportation Group, Mr. Bachant also worked with Bombardier Aerospace, Bombardier Capital, Bombardier Recreational Products (now known as BRP) and the Bombardier Head Office in Montréal, always as Vice-President, Finance, except with Bombardier Capital, where he acted as Vice-President and General Manager.
Previously, Mr. Bachant had held several different positions with ABB, an international corporation specializing in automation and power technology with operations in 100 countries around the globe. He spent 17 years of his career, and successively held the positions of Controller, Corporate Controller and Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.
Raymond Bachant holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Université du Québec à Montréal and has completed two executive training programs, one with the International Institute for Management Development in Lausanne, Switzerland, and the other with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in Raleigh, North Carolina in the United States. He is also a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) and member of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.