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The appointment of Cynthia Garneau, currently President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as VIA President and CEO for a five-year term beginning May 9 marks the second time in recent history that an aviation executive has been named to run a national passenger railroad. Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson, appointed in July 2017, was formerly chief executive at Delta Airlines.
Cynthia Garneau (who is not related to Marc Garneua) was named President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, Mirabel in January 2016. She joined Bell Helicopter in 2004 as a Contracts and Compliance Manager at the Mirabel facility. She has held leadership roles within Supply Chain Management, Public Affairs and Government Relations. Most recently, she was named Director of Integrated Business Planning and Production Engineering. Before joining Bell Helicopter, Garneau held various leadership and technical roles at Bombardier Aerospace. She holds Bachelor of Specialized Education and Bachelor of Law degrees from Sherbrooke University. A lawyer and member of the Québec Bar since 1994, Garneau is also a board member of AIAC (Aerospace Industries Association of Canada) and Aero Montreal.
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