People News: Goodrich Appoints Division President, Aviation Technical Services

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Goodrich Corporation(NYSE: GR) has appointed Bill Ashworth to the post of Division President, Aviation Technical Services reporting to Jack Carmola, Segment President, Airframe Systems, effective immediately.

Ashworth assumes his new role with 10 years of experience working with Goodrich's Aviation Technical Services team headquartered in Everett, Wash. Over the course of his career at Goodrich he has held posts of increasing responsibility ranging from product development to leading the division's maintenance, quality and engineering efforts, to most recently serving as Vice President Operations.

Ashworth has more than 35 years of commercial aviation engineering, maintenance and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification experience. Prior to joining Goodrich he held Vice President-General Manager positions at two transport airplane maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) and modification companies where he directed numerous maintenance, aircraft conversion and FAA certification programs.

For more than 14 years Ashworth held key aircraft certification engineering and management positions in the FAA. He was manager of the FAA Seattle Aircraft Certification Office where he directed all U.S. and foreign type certification and safety activities for Boeing and Airbus including involvement in rulemaking, accident investigations and the issuance of Airworthiness Directives.

Ashworth holds a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from St. Louis University, a Master's in Technical Management from the University of Washington and FAA Maintenance Technician and Pilot licenses.

According to Carmola, "Bill has been a key contributor to the success of our Aviation Technical Services team throughout his career. His technical expertise as well as the strong relationships that he has formed working withour employees at the site and with our customers, will serve him well as he takes on his new role."

Goodrich Aviation Technical Services is North America's premier independent provider of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services. Its maintenance services include heavy airframe maintenance, aircraft modifications, aircraft painting, passenger-to-freighter conversions, engineering and certification, component repair and overhaul, VIP completions and material sales.

Ashworth replaces Eric Schulz, who has been appointed to the post of Division President, Actuation Systems for Goodrich.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information visit

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