Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Alumni Update: Frisby to Lead Aircraft Firm

Jeffry Frisby has become the CEO of Triumph Group, a Berwyn, Pa., company that designs, engineers, manufactures and repairs aircraft components.

Frisby, a 1977 graduate of the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy at Wake Forest University, succeeded Richard Ill, who remains Triumph's chairman.Frisby joined Triumph when the company bought Frisby Aerospace, where he was president. Frisby had been Triumph's president and chief operating officer since 2009.

"Jeff has played a key role in Triumph’s overall acquisition activity along with driving significant improvements in supply chain integration and overall asset management," Richard Gozen, the company's lead director, said in a press release. "Jeff is well respected by our employees and customers and will provide a seamless transition in that capacity.”

Mr. Frisby stated, “I am honored by the faith and trust that the Board is placing in me to lead this very special company. I believe that our Triumph team is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities of the aerospace industry and I look forward to working with our team to further refine and execute strategies that will sustain and grow our business.”

You can listen to a program featuring Frisby by clicking here.

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