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Ingenio Aerospace appoints its first-ever COO
With his proven track record in driving growth, Simon Lafrenière is the ideal person to lead the Ingenio team to the next level of success.
COO Simon Lafrenière.
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Ingenio Aerospace has appointed Simon Lafrenière as chief operating officer. His mandate is to drive operations and leverage the Canada-based company's commitment to continuous innovation in the design and manufacturing of electrical-mechanical aircraft cockpit and cabin solutions.

"We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the Ingenio team," says president and CEO James Bell. "His appointment as COO marks a significant milestone in our journey towards global leadership in aerospace innovation. With his proven track record in driving growth, Simon is the ideal person to lead our team to the next level of success."

In addition to 23 years of industry experience, Lafrenière's strengths include strategic planning, M&A, business transformation and project management. He was with Bombardier for 15 years, holding several management titles including manager, new product development, Challenger programmes. In that role, his accomplishments included the on-time delivery of the first Challenger 350.

Lafrenière holds an MBA from HEC Montréal and a BEng in aeronautics from Université de Sherbrooke.

"I am proud to be joining a company that stands at the forefront of aerospace product design excellence," adds Lafrenière. "Our commitment to continuous innovation and design excellence is a guiding principle that is shared by our entire team. I look forward to contributing to Ingenio's growth and celebrating our shared success."