ATR appoints new Senior Vice President Commercial and Customer Support
In his new role, Tom will be responsible for developing global growth strategies in ATR’s market segments, thus strengthening the company's position as the leading regional aircraft manufacturer. He will also supervise ATR’s aftermarket strategies and focus on innovative customer-oriented products and services. Combining the Commercial and the Customer Support functions responds to ATR’s initiative to reinforce the consistency of commercial efforts towards the customer.
Tom’s vast experience at the most senior levels within both major aircraft manufacturers and airlines has enabled him to master airline strategy, aircraft negotiations and the complex dynamics of relationship management.
Prior to joining ATR, Tom held various executive positions at Airbus such as Head of Services and Customer Support, and Senior Vice President North America. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Vice President for Virgin America and spent eight year at JetBlue leading airline’s aircraft programs and technical operations teams. Previously, he held various management and engineering positions at Boeing.
Tom holds a Master’s degree in Transportation from Northwestern University, USA. He is a licensed pilot.
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. In 2019 the company had a turnover of US$1.6 billion. The unifying vision of the company’s 1,400 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 more than 100 new routes every year, burn up to 40% less fuel and emit up to 40% 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.