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CAE Appoints New Vice President, Defence & Security in Canada

CAE has appointed France Hébert to the position of Vice President, Defence & Security for the Canada region. France took over the position on November 4, 2019 and she reports to Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President, International, Defence & Security, CAE.

France will lead the Defence & Security (D&S) business in Canada, shaping the vision and the operational and commercial strategy for the division, which includes 14 sites across the country. She will strategically position CAE to win large-scale procurement opportunities and continue to protect and maintain our leading position in the Military Training Systems and Solutions in Canada with our current programs. As an influential leader, she will be CAE’s representative for D&S Canada with the federal Government and Canadian stakeholders.

Over the course of her career, France has held senior positions in strategy, business development and operations. She brings extensive leadership experience with a proven track record on complex, billion-dollar defence and aerospace programs. Through her varied career, she was an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and worked for three companies playing major roles in Canada, namely: Bombardier, Nortel and General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada (GDMS-C).

Since 2017, France was Head of the Land C4ISR Business Area for General Dynamics Mission Systems Canada, Ottawa. She was fully accountable for the line of business including all aspects of execution, operations and finance of the Canadian division. I’m certain that France’s vast experience, knowledge and versatility will greatly contribute to the success of the Canada region.

Joe Armstrong, who led the Canada region during the recruiting for the position, will now dedicate his time to his current role as Vice President, Business Operations.

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