Matt Byrne has been named as the new president of the UK Region of Bombardier Transportation and as chairman of Bombardier Transportation UK, replacing Phil Hufton who is resigning for personal reasons but has agreed to stay on for a short period to ensure a smooth handover.
Bombardier Transportation president Danny Di Perna, who made the announcement, said: “Matt Byrne is ideally positioned to lead our business in the UK Region, one of our largest and most important markets. Matt has been leading our Global Services business for almost three years through a phase of strong profitable growth and has a deep understanding of customer needs and the UK market.
“I want to thank Phil for his strong leadership and commitment during an important time for the UK business, and for his many years of service to Bombardier and its predecessor companies.”
Matt Byrne joined Bombardier in 2000. He has held various senior leadership positions and has been head of the Global Services business since 2016. He holds a degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Manchester.
Robert Young, currently head of operational support for Global Services, will step up into Matt’s previous role.