• Nicolas Minbiole

  • Vice President — Global Engineering, Technology and Operations

    Nicolas Minbiole joined CAE in July 2016 as Vice President — Global Engineering, Technology and Operations. Mr. Minbiole is responsible for Engineering, Manufacturing, Sourcing/Procurement, Quality Assurance and Innovation for all of CAE's business units. He is also a member of the company's Executive Management Committee.

    A recognized leader with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive and aerospace industries, he brings to CAE a strong track record in leading engineering, operations, program management and quality functions, as well as leading business segments in large, highly respected multinationals.

    In his career, Mr. Minbiole held roles ranging from front-line manufacturing management to senior executive in major players in the automotive industry such as General Motors and Nissan. As Program Quality Director at Nissan North America, he led a team of 30+ quality professionals responsible for the cradle-to-grave quality of vehicles produced at five assembly facilities in the Americas.

    Following his time at Nissan, Mr. Minbiole became Vice President of Global Quality at Tesla Motors, where he led the design and execution of the comprehensive quality process of this new emerging major player in the automotive industry. He drove significant improvements in quality and effectiveness, allowing the Tesla Model S to get a score of 99 out of 100 from Consumer Reports, and win the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award.

    His most recent position was Senior Vice President, Head of Quality at Airbus Defence and Space in Germany, where he and his team launched a corporate-wide quality initiative, which included a world-class Quality Management System.

    Nicolas holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.