Heroux-Devtek Appoints Beverly Wyse as Director
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX.TO), ("Heroux-Devtek" or the "Corporation"), a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced the appointment of Ms. Beverly Wyse as independent Director of the Corporation.
Ms. Wyse has worked for over 30 years at Boeing, most recently as President of Shared Services, a multi-billion dollar operating group. In that role, she refocused and restructured the organization and also delivered improved efficiency and performance. Previously, she was Vice-President & General Manager of Boeing South Carolina, a major manufacturing, assembly and delivery site for Boeing where she led the team through successful production rate increases, major improvements in workforce relations and significant reductions in operating costs. Throughout her extensive career at Boeing, Ms. Wyse also successfully led the 737, 767 and 787 Charleston programs.
"We are honoured to welcome Ms. Wyse to Heroux-Devtek's board of directors. Her extensive executive and operational experience with the world's largest aerospace company brings an additional layer of actionable experience and network to our Board. Ms. Wyse's track record for leading and transforming some of Boeing's key business units and programs speaks for itself. We look forward to her contribution and support as Heroux-Devtek has entered into an important expansion phase," said Mr. Brian A. Robbins, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Heroux-Devtek.
Ms. Wyse holds an MBA and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. She's also a member of the Board of Trustees and the Finance and Investment Committee of the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.
Heroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX:HRX.TO) is an international company specializing in the design, development, manufacture, repair and overhaul of aircraft landing gear, hydraulic and electromechanical flight control actuators, custom ball screws and fracture-critical components for the Aerospace market. The Corporation is the third largest landing gear company worldwide, supplying both the commercial and defence sectors. Approximately 90% of the Corporation's sales are outside of Canada, including about 50% in the United States. The Corporation's head office is located in Longueuil, Quebec with facilities in the Greater Montreal area (Longueuil, Laval and St-Hubert); Kitchener, Cambridge and Toronto, Ontario; Springfield and Strongsville, Ohio; Wichita, Kansas; Everett, Washington; Livonia, Michigan; Runcorn, Nottingham and Bolton, United Kingdom; and Madrid and Seville, Spain.
From: Heroux-Devtek Inc. Gilles Labbe President and Chief Executive Officer Tel.: (450) 679-3330 Contact: Heroux-Devtek Inc. Stephane Arsenault MaisonBrison Chief Financial Officer Pierre Boucher Tel.: (450) 679-3330 Tel.: (514) 731-0000