WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 2, 2003--Triumph Group, Inc.
(NYSE:TGI) announced today that MaryLou Thomas has been named
President of Triumph Composite Systems, Inc. of Spokane, Washington.
Ms. Thomas had been Director of Operations of Boeing's Spokane
Fabrication Operation (SFO) at the time of its acquisition by Triumph
in January of this year and had been serving as General Manager of
Triumph's new company, Triumph Composite Systems, since the
acquisition. Triumph Composite Systems manufacturers composite floor
panels, flight control decks and air ducting systems.
Ms. Thomas joined Boeing SFO in 1990 and since 1994 has held a
variety of managerial positions including Facilities Maintenance,
Safety and Environmental Affairs, Floor Panel Production and Sales and
Marketing. She is a certified Lean Manufacturing Leader.
Prior to joining Boeing SFO, Ms. Thomas had worked for Lockheed
Systems, Inc. in nuclear weapons technology and served in the U.S. Air
Force in the nuclear weapons field.
Triumph President and CEO, Richard C. Ill, said: "I am delighted
to announce this well deserved appointment of MaryLou Thomas as
President of Triumph Composite Systems, Inc. With her demonstrated
leadership skills and considerable operating experience, MaryLou is
ideally suited to help us maximize the growth opportunities that are
available to Triumph Composite Systems through expanding its customer
base and product offerings."
Triumph Group, Inc. headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, designs,
engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls aircraft components and
industrial gas turbine components and accessories.
The Company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation
industry, including commercial airlines and air cargo carriers, as
well as original equipment manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft
components and power generation equipment. The Company also
distributes, processes and fabricates metal products.
More information about Triumph can be found on the World Wide Web
Site at http://www.triumphgroup.com.
Statements which are not historical facts, including statements
regarding future growth opportunities at the subject operating company
contained in this release, are forward-looking statements under the
provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties
including statements regarding the outlook for continued opportunities
for future growth. The company wishes to caution readers that several
important factors could affect the company's actual results and could
cause its actual results to differ materially from those expressed in
any forward looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the company.
Further information regarding the important factors that could
cause actual results to differ from projected results can be found in
Triumph's reports filed with the SEC, including our Form 10-K for the
year ended March 31, 2002.
CONTACT: Triumph Group, Inc., Wayne
John Bartholdson, 610/251-1000
SOURCE: Triumph Group, Inc.