ATR appoints Bernard Marquez as Head of Quality
Toulouse, 13 March 2023 – Bernard Marquez has been appointed Head of Quality at ATR, effective 1 March 2023. By joining the company, Bernard takes the lead of an integrated and independent Quality function, reporting directly to ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude.
Bernard brings a breadth of experience to the role after 25 years building a sound expertise in quality and engineering. During almost a decade, he drove quality improvement plans mainly for the Airbus Single-Aisle Programme and its various production sites. Most recently, he held the position of Head of A320 Family Quality Value Stream Management Performance, fostering direct or indirect teams on high performance, offering pragmatic solutions whilst always maintaining the highest levels of safety and quality.
Bernard graduated from the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT).
ATR is the world number one regional aircraft manufacturer with its ATR 42 and 72 aircraft the best-selling aircraft in the less than 90-seat market segment. The unifying vision of the company’s employees is to help everyone, no matter where they are in the world, to connect and develop in a responsible manner. Thanks to the efficiency of turboprop technology and the benefits of the company’s focus on continuous innovation, ATR aircraft open over 130 new routes every year on average, burn 45% less fuel and emit 45% less CO2 than regional jets. For all of these reasons, ATR aircraft have been chosen by some 200 companies in 100 countries around the world. ATR is a joint-venture between Airbus and Leonardo.