OTTAWA, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Rheinmetall Canada, the Canadian subsidiary of
international defence equipment supplier Rheinmetall Defence, is proud
to announce that Brigadier-General Alain Tremblay will join the
company's executive team as Vice-President of Business Development upon
his retirement from the Canadian Forces.
"Alain Tremblay is a respected leader who has served Canadians with
distinction at home and abroad," said the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Rheinmetall Canada, Dr. Andreas Knackstedt. "He brings the
operational experience and understanding of army requirements that will
help our company better equip and protect members of the Canadian
Forces, as well as those of other friendly nations."
Brigadier-General Tremblay recently announced his retirement from the
Canadian Army, completing a distinguished career of close to 34 years,
including commanding forces during operations in Afghanistan and
Bosnia. In Canada, he made important contributions to the future of
the Canadian military during his assignments in the Canadian Forces
Transformation Team, as the Director General Land Capability
Development, and as Senior Policy Advisor at the Privy Council
Office. General Tremblay retires from his current post as Commander of
Land Force Quebec Area and Joint Task Force East where he led the
activities of more than twelve thousand personnel.
"I am excited to join an innovative and dynamic company such as
Rheinmetall who is keen to provide the best equipment to our military
men and women", said Tremblay. "This is a world-class company known for
getting things done and has delivered results to the Canadian Forces
and many of our allies. I look forward to contributing to
the continued success of Rheinmetall in Canada. "
Brigadier-General Tremblay will take his new position on March 7th. He will make the transition to his new responsibilities with the same
integrity and professionalism displayed during his military career by
respecting all Government of Canada and Canadian Forces rules for
former public office holders.
About Rheinmetall Canada
With engineering and production facilities in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
and a business development office in Ottawa, Rheinmetall Canada is
renowned for its expertise in the design and manufacturing of defence
electronics, weapon systems, and vehicle integration for both domestic
and international customers. For the Canadian Forces, the company is
the prime contractor on several key programs, including the repair and
overhaul of the Leopard 2 A4 training tanks and the close area
suppression weapon - the army's digitized 40 mm grenade launcher.
SOURCE Rheinmetall Canada
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