Paul Sislian was appointed Chief Operation Officer (COO) of Bombardier Aviation in May 2019.
He is a seasoned professional with extensive industry experience who is focused on operational excellence, the highest levels of customer satisfaction, and on the foundation of all businesses: people. Mr. Sislian has worked for large multinational organizations in Canada and abroad in managerial and executive positions.
Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Bombardier’s business aircraft division, where he was responsible for all Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft programs currently in production at Bombardier’s facilities in Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario and Wichita, Kansas, as well as the business unit’s Procurement function.
Mr. Sislian started his career at Bombardier in 2008 as a Director of Logistics, Challenger Programs and soon assumed leadership of the Bombardier Aerospace Logistics Council. He was then named General Manager of the Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 aircraft programs. In 2012, he was promoted to Vice President, Operations, Challenger aircraft programs, where he oversaw the implementation of a number of lean initiatives that have significantly improved the efficiency of the Challenger production line. Prior to being COO, Mr. Sislian was Vice President and General Manager, Global programs, overseeing Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft production and completion in Montréal and Toronto.
A native of Montréal, Québec, Canada, Paul Sislian holds a Bachelor's of Commerce from Concordia University, and an MBA from McGill University in Montréal.