Matt Byrne New Head of Bombardier Transportation UK

Bombardier Transportation has made Matt Byrne President of the UK Region and Chair of Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd.

Matt Byrne is replacing Phil Hufton, who is resigning for personal reasons. The change will come into effect immediately. However, to make sure the handover goes as smoothly as possible, Phil Hufton will remain with Bombardier Transportation for a short while longer.

Matt Byrne President UK region bombardier
Matt Byrne becomes President, UK Region, Bombardier Transportation

Matt Byrne’s Career at Bombardier

Matt Byrne has worked for Bombardier for the past 19 years. During his time at the company he has had a number of senior leadership positions. In 2016 he started leading Bombardier’s Global Services business. Robert Young, who is currently the Head of Operational Support at Global Services will replace him in that role.

Danny Di Perna, President, Bombardier Transportation, 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.”

Bombardier Transportation in the United Kingdom

Bombardier employs 4,000 people in the UK. Of these, around 2,000 work at Derby and almost 1,000 in London. Bombardier’s Rail Control Solutions engineering and manufacturing facility in Plymouth produces products for both the UK and for export.

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