Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced the appointment of Elliot G. (Lee) Sander as new President of Bombardier Transportation’s Americas Region, effective November 19, 2018. In addition to ensuring that the company delivers on its commitments in the region, Mr. Sander will oversee all sales and business development activities for Bombardier Transportation in the Americas.
He succeeds Benoit Brossoit, who will remain with the company in an advisory capacity. Laurent Troger, President of Bombardier Transportation, thanks Benoit Brossoit for his contributions and commitment to Bombardier’s transformation and wishes him all the best for his future mandates.
“Lee Sander will bring an unparalleled mobility industry knowledge and network from an engineering, customer and academic perspective”, said Laurent Troger. “He will be instrumental in ensuring greater access to the US market, closer proximity to our customers and sustainable growth in this key region.”
Until recently Sander was Managing Director, Global Transportation and US Infrastructure at Hatch Ltd. In addition, he held leadership roles at AECOM, notably as Group Chief Executive, Global Transportation, and at HAKS Group. Credited with turning around several high-profile public-sector organizations in New York, he is a former Executive Director and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a former Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and served as a Commissioner on the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. In addition, he is the founder of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University and co-founded the Empire State Transportation Alliance (ESTA).
Mr. Sander graduated from Georgetown University. He holds an undergraduate degree in Applied Science and International / Global Studies.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 39,850 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.
Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. News and information are available at bombardier.com