Bombardier Transportation appointed Elliot G. (Lee) Sander as president of Bombardier Transportation’s Americas Region, effective Nov. 19. In addition to ensuring that the company delivers on its commitments in the region, Sander will oversee all sales and business development activities for Bombardier Transportation in the Americas. He succeeds Benoit Brossoit.
“Lee Sander will bring an unparalleled mobility industry knowledge and network from an engineering, customer and academic perspective,” said Laurent Troger, president of Bombardier Transportation. “He will be instrumental in ensuring greater access to the U.S. market, closer proximity to our customers and sustainable growth in this key region.”
Until recently, Sander was managing director, Global Transportation and U.S. Infrastructure, at Hatch Ltd. In addition, he held leadership roles at AECOM, notably as group CEO, Global Transportation, and at HAKS Group. Credited with turning around several high-profile public-sector organizations in New York, he is a former executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and served as a commissioner on the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.
In addition, he is the founder of the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management at New York University and co-founded the Empire State Transportation Alliance.