Héroux-Devtek Appoints Didier Evrard as Director

Héroux-Devtek Inc. a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products and the world’s third-largest landing gear manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Mr. Didier Evrard as Director of the Corporation.

A 40-year European aerospace veteran, Mr. Evrard most recently served as Executive Vice President and Head of Programs at Airbus Commercial Aircraft, a position he held for nearly five years. In this capacity, he was responsible for all civil aircraft programs, ensuring their profitability and leading product policy.

Didier Evrard (CNW Group/Héroux-Devtek Inc.)

In the eight years prior, Mr. Evrard was Head of the A350 XWB Program, overseeing the technical and industrial development of this iconic family of wide-body aircraft. Between 2002 and 2007, he acted as Program Lead at defence conglomerate MBDA. Didier Evrard graduated from the École Centrale de Lyon in 1975 and from the Sup’Aero Aerospace Engineering School in 1976.

“We are honoured to welcome Mr. Evrard to our Board of Directors. His extensive career brings a wealth of experience to our seasoned and multidisciplinary group of directors. His contribution in leading key programs at Airbus and overall impressive track record speaks for itself and we look forward to working closely with Didier,” said Mr. Gilles Labbé, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Héroux-Devtek.