BERWYN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Triumph Group (NYSE:TGI) today announced that William Kircher will join the company as Executive Vice President of its Product Support business unit. Kircher replaces Mike Abram who will retire at the end of the calendar year. Kircher brings more than 20 years of executive experience with demonstrated achievement in leading multinational businesses in the aerospace repair and services market.
In his new role, Kircher will lead the more than 1,000 Product Support employees who work in the business unit’s four operating companies across nine sites and at customer-based field operations. Triumph Product Support had an annual revenue of $282 million in fiscal year 2018 and is a leading provider of lifecycle solutions for commercial, regional and military aircraft for OEMs and operators.
“We are excited to have Bill join the Triumph team and lead our Product Support business,” said Triumph Group President and CEO, Dan Crowley. “His experience in both airframe and engine aftermarket support, business acumen, and customer focus make Bill ideally suited to support our growing base of MRO customers.”
Kircher joins Triumph Group from MB Aerospace, a Blackstone portfolio company, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that he served as Chief Executive Officer of VAS Aero Services, and spent 16 years with United Technologies in various leadership positions with the aftermarket arm of the company’s aerospace businesses, Pratt & Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems.
Along with the change at the helm, the Triumph Product Support headquarters will move from Hot Springs, Arkansas to the greater Dallas region, bringing the business unit’s leadership team to a larger aerospace market where they will be in close proximity to OEM and airline customers as well as MRO partners. Mike Abram will remain with the company to assist with the transition of leadership and headquarters relocation.
Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.
More information about Triumph can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.