MONTREAL, June 26 /CNW/ - Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power
systems and services, has appointed Michel Toutant as President & Chief
Operating Officer - Rolls-Royce Canada Limited, effective June 1, 2007. He
succeeds Pierre Racine who has announced plans to retire.
In this role, Mr. Toutant is responsible for in-country management of all
Rolls-Royce business units in Canada encompassing some 1,600 people in seven
locations in six provinces. He also runs the company's Canadian Aero Repair
and Overhaul (AR&O) business. Based in Montreal, Mr. Toutant reports to James
M. Guyette, Chairman, Rolls-Royce Holdings Canada and Miles Cowdry, President
- Rolls-Royce Services, respectively.
Mr. Toutant joined Rolls-Royce Canada in 1999 as Director, Aero
Operations. Two years later he became Vice President, Components, AR&O and in
2004, he was named Vice President and General Manager, Gas Turbines. Last
year, Mr. Toutant relocated to Mount Vernon, Ohio, global headquarters for
Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc. to become Vice President, Strategic
Operations. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Mr. Toutant held a series of
increasingly senior roles with ABB in Canada.
James Guyette said: "With proven operational skills and a strong
strategic mind, Michel will be an asset for us in Canada and indeed around the
world. We are fortunate to have someone of his caliber to succeed Pierre, who
has made so many valuable contributions to Rolls-Royce over the years."
Mr. Racine will retire from the company in July after more than 8 years
as President - Rolls-Royce Canada. He first joined Rolls-Royce in 1995.
Corporate note to editors:
1. Rolls-Royce Canada Limited, based near the Montreal International
Airport at Dorval, is a diversified aero and industrial engine facility
serving more than 600 customers in 30 countries worldwide. The company began
operations in 1947. Repair and overhaul is the major sector of this business
unit, with more than 4,500 engines serviced to date in its comprehensive,
modern facility. The plant occupies more than 500,000 square feet of space and
is among the best equipped in the world. The plant has five engine test cells,
the largest of which has the capacity of testing gas turbine engines up to
100,000 lbs of thrust.
2. As the Center of Excellence for the Corporate Market, Rolls-Royce
Canada has an exclusive contract for the Rolls-Royce BR710 engine, which
powers the Gulfstream V, G500 and G550 and the Bombardier Global Express and
Global 5000 corporate aircraft. The company is an Authorized Maintenance
Centre for the Rolls-Royce AE3007 engine, which powers the Embraer ERJ
135/140/145 regional jets, Embraer Legacy and the Cessna Citation X business
jet. Rolls-Royce Canada also maintains the Spey and Tay engines that power the
Gulfstream II, III, IV, 300, 350, 400 and 450.
3. Customers of Rolls-Royce Canada include airlines, corporate operators
and governments of Canada, the United States and other nations around the
4. Mr. Toutant is 40 years of age and was educated at Universite du
Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (Canada), where he graduated in Mechanical
Engineering. He later pursued and obtained a Master in Business Administration
(MBA) at Universite Laval (Canada).
For further information:
For further information: Rolls-Royce Canada Limited Caroline Chartier
Manager Communications & Strategic Planning 514-636-0964 x2458
email@example.com or Rolls-Royce North America Mia K. Walton
Senior Vice President Corporate Communications 703-621-2709