Nova Bus is pleased to announce the appointment of Jean-Pierre Baracat as president of Nova Bus, effective immediately. He will report to Stefan Tilk, senior vice president, Volvo Bus and President, Americas.
He succeeds Gilles Dion, who will now take on a consulting role as vice president and executive advisor, partnership and strategy for Volvo Bus Americas.
Baracat joined Nova Bus in 1994, taking on increasingly challenging management roles, the latest as vice president, business development since 2004. Baracat holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is a member of the Quebec Order of Engineers (OIQ).
“I am honored to be entrusted with this responsibility, and I thank Volvo Bus for their confidence,” said Baracat. “After all these years, I am still passionate about my work. Public transit is a complex and fascinating field with a promising future, and I look forward to building on the company’s success and helping our team deliver value and service to our business partners and the industry,” he added
In making the announcement, Tilk said "I would like to thank Gilles for his passion and dedication to Nova Bus and Volvo Bus. I am very pleased that we can continue to rely on his experience in a new role.”
Tilk continued: "From the Volvo Group’s point of view, we foresee this new orientation as a strong commitment towards our strategic objectives that will bring new perspectives for the great opportunities ahead of Nova Bus for 2013 and beyond. Baracat is a seasoned executive, and I am confident that he will successfully lead the company in the next phases of its growth and development.”