Frederick (Fred) Cromer was appointed President, Commercial Aircraft on April 9, 2015. Having more than 23 years of experience in aviation, he led businesses with enterprise values of $500 million to over $30 billion and developed an unparalleled network of contacts in the airline industry.
Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Cromer spent six years at International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), where he expanded international operations to support key growth regions as President and previously as Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he held various executive positions in the airline industry, such as Chief Financial Officer, ExpressJet, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Continental Express, Vice President Fleet Planning, Continental Airlines and Director of Fleet Planning, Northwest Airlines.
Fred Cromer holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of Michigan and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.