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Rolls-Royce Canada’s repair and overhaul arm gets new president

Montreal, QC -- Rolls-Royce, a provider of power systems and services, has appointed Michel Toutant as president an...


Montreal, QC — Rolls-Royce, a provider of power systems and services, has appointed Michel Toutant as president and chief operating officer, Rolls-Royce Canada Limited. He succeeds Pierre Racine who has announced plans to retire.

In this role, Toutant, 40, is responsible for in-country management of all Rolls-Royce business units in Canada encompassing some 1,600 people in seven locations in six provinces. He also runs the companys Canadian Aero Repair and Overhaul (AR&O) business.

Toutant joined Rolls-Royce Canada in 1999 as director, Aero Operations. Two years later he became vice-president, components, AR&O and in 2004, he was named vice-president and general manager, gas turbines. Last year, he relocated to Mount Vernon, Ohio, global headquarters for Rolls-Royce Energy Systems Inc., to become vice-president, strategic operations.

Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Toutant held a series of increasingly senior roles with ABB in Canada.

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Pierre Racine will retire from the company in July after more than eight years as president Rolls-Royce Canada. He first joined Rolls-Royce in 1995.

Rolls-Royce Canada Limited, based near the Montral International Airport at Dorval, is a diversified aero and industrial engine facility serving more than 600 customers in 30 countries worldwide. The company began operations in 1947.

Repair and overhaul is the major sector of this business unit, with more than 4,500 engines serviced to date in its comprehensive, modern facility. The plant occupies more than 500,000 sq ft of space and is among the best equipped in the world. The plant has five engine test cells, the largest of which has the capacity of testing gas turbine engines up to 100,000 lb of thrust.