PARIS — EADS has appointed Guillaume Faury as chief executive of the Eurocopter division following the resignation of Lutz Bertling, the European aerospace and defense company said March 12.
“The EADS board of directors has appointed Guillaume Faury, 45, to succeed Lutz Bertling,” the company said in a statement.
Bertling leaves Eurocopter to become president and chief operating officer of the transportation unit of Bombardier, the Canada-based company said in a statement. The transportation unit, based in Berlin, handles Bombardier’s train business.
Bertling worked at Adtranz, the railway unit of DaimlerChrylser, before he joined EADS in 1999.
Faury rejoins Eurocopter after working at French carmaker Peugeot, where he was executive vice president for research and development and sat on the managing board. Prior to Peugeot, Faury held several posts at Eurocopter, including chief engineer on the EC225/725 helicopter program and R&D executive vice president.
“I regret that Lutz is leaving Eurocopter and the EADS group to pursue a new challenge outside the aerospace world,” EADS Chief Executive Tom Enders said. “We owe Lutz a lot. In his six and a half years at the helm of Eurocopter, he led the company successfully through a period of strong growth and also a deep economic crisis.”
Bertling leaves the Eurocopter position April 30, with Faury succeeding him May 1, EADS said.