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Wesco Aircraft names David J. Castagnola president & CEO

Staff writer | Valencia, Ca., USA | April 8, 2015
Wesco AircraftApril 8, 2015, Valencia, Ca., USA - Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. announced that it has appointed David J. Castagnola as president and chief executive officer, effective May 4, 2015.
Mr. Castagnola is currently President, Landing Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems (UTC Aerospace), one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products and a division of United Technologies Corp.

Mr. Castagnola led the successful integration of the landing gear and wheels and brakes businesses within UTC Aerospace to form Landing Systems, driving one culture for the combined unit, aligning goals, initiatives and improvement targets.

He joined UTC Aerospace through the acquisition of Goodrich Corporation in 2012.

Mr. Castagnola also was appointed to the board of directors as a Class I director, with an initial term expiring at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology, with an emphasis in Manufacturing Technology, from San Diego State University.

He will succeed Hal Weinstein, who has served as interim chief executive officer since December 2014 and who will retire after a transition period.