Wesco Aircraft Appoints New President And CEO

Effective May 4, David Castagnola of UTC Aerospace Systems will succeed Hal Weinstein, who has served as interim CEO since December 2014 and will retire after a transition period.

Aerospace supply chain management services supplier Wesco Aircraft announced Tuesday that its board of directors has appointed David J. Castagnola as its new president and chief executive officer, effective May 4.

Catagnola will succeed Hal Weinstein, who has served as interim CEO since December 2014 and who will retire after a transition period. 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.

Randy Snyder, chairman of the board, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Dave to Wesco Aircraft. He brings a distinguished career in aerospace and defense with more than 35 years of experience, including 32 years at UTC Aerospace Systems and its predecessor companies, and deep senior-level relationships across the industry.”

Castagnola said, “I am excited to be joining Wesco Aircraft – a company with a proud history, great people, and outstanding relationships with customers and suppliers. I’m looking forward to building on this heritage as we drive the company forward."

Castagnola is currently President, Landing Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems, a supplier of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products and a division of United Technologies Corp.

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