Thomas A. Gendron
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, and President
Thomas A. Gendron was named Chairman of the Board on January 23, 2008. From July 1, 2005, Gendron served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and from September 2002 Gendron was President and Chief Operating Officer. He has served Woodward for more than 20 years in both the aircraft and industrial businesses, providing leadership in sales, marketing, business development, and product support management. He also serves on the board of directors for Hexcel Corporation. Prior to joining the company, he held positions with Sundstrand Corporation and Thermotron. Gendron earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Illinois and his master's degree in business administration from Rockford College.