CAE has named Raymond Duquette as President and General Manager of CAE USA.  In this position, Duquette will report to General Michael E. Ryan, United States Air Force (Ret) and Chairman of the Board of CAE USA.  Duquette will be responsible for the general management and operation of CAE USA, which is part of CAE's Military business segment and based in Tampa, Florida.

Duquette succeeds John Lenyo, who served as President and General Manager of CAE USA for the past 12 years.

"Ray has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the simulation and training market, as well as CAE's products, services and capabilities," said Gene Colabatistto, Group President, Military Products, Training and Services, CAE.  "As a former U.S. military officer and long-time veteran of the U.S. defense industry, his strong customer relationships and deep understanding of the critically important U.S. defense market will help CAE USA continue to grow."

Prior to being appointed President and General Manager of CAE USA, Duquette served as Vice President of Global Business Development and Sales for CAE Inc. and previously held the position of Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for CAE USA.  His career in the simulation and training market segment began with Boeing Training Systems and Services, where he held positions of increasing responsibility prior to joining CAE in 2004.  Duquette served as an active duty U.S. Marine Corps officer and fighter pilot for ten years and remained active in the Marine Corps Reserves for an additional 19 years, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Colonel. 

About CAE

CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in more than 45 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 11 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining. More information can be found at www.cae.com.

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High resolution photo of Raymond Duquette is available at www.cae.com/photos

CAE contacts:
Nathalie Bourque, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications
(514) 734-5788, [email protected]

Trade media:
Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing Communications - Military
(813) 887-1242, [email protected]

Investor relations: 
Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy
(514) 734-5760, [email protected]