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ATR Appoints Alexis Vidal as New Senior Vice President Commercial

Effective June 26, 2023, ATR has appointed Alexis Vidal as the company’s new Senior Vice President Commercial. Joining ATR’s Top Management team, he will report directly to Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude.

ATR's New Senior Vice President Commercial, Alexis Vidal - Courtesy ATR

On Monday (June 26, 2023), ATR announced the appointment of Alexis Vidal (42) as the company’s new Senior Vice President Commercial, effective immediately. Mr. Vidal succeeds Fabrice Vautier who is taking on new responsibilities within the Group. Alexis Vidal will be reporting directly to ATR’s Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude. An accomplished sales professional, Vidal has held several senior management roles within the aerospace and defense industry. He started his career with the Airbus Group in 2004 as Business Development Manager within the satellite division, now Airbus Defense and Space.

In 2007, Mr. Vidal moved to Airbus Helicopters and subsequently held a range of management positions in Customer Services, Offers and Contracts, and Sales. He was appointed Vice President Sales for Energy and Leasing segments in 2016, before moving to Airbus Commercial Aircraft as Head of Sales for Customer Services in 2019. In 2021, he became Head of Marketing for Airbus’ widebody programmes. Alexis Vidal holds master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering from Ecole Central Lyon in France and Imperial College London in the UK. He also graduated from HEC Paris with a master’s degree in management.

ATR is the world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer and their ATR 42 and 72 aircraft are the best-selling aircraft in the under 90-seat market segment. The company’s turboprop aircraft represent the optimal and most sustainable choice for regional deployment at the lowest operating costs, and offer the ability to serve isolated communities living near challenging airfields. Over the last decade, ATR has held 75 percent of the turboprop market and 36 percent of the overall regional aircraft market. ATR is a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo.

Source: ATR


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