Mr. Jim Vounassis is a transformational senior executive with strong international experience and a proven track record in driving organizational performance. He was most recently COO at Bombardier Transportation (TSX: BBD.B), now part of Alstom, which is one of the world’s largest rail equipment manufacturing companies. Mr. Vounassis was responsible for the operations aspects of the $8 billion revenue business and empowered over 15,000 employees to deliver innovative rail solutions across global markets. Before being appointed COO at Bombardier Transportation, Mr. Vounassis held the position of Chief Transformation and Procurement Officer at Bombardier Corporation. Previous to that, he held positions as Vice President Global Operations at Pharmascience, Vice President Global Manufacturing and Strategic Sourcing at Baker Hughes and Vice President Global Strategic Sourcing at Pratt and Whitney. Mr. Vounassis is a graduate of University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He also completed an Executive MBA at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.