Woodward Appoints Vice Chair

Jonathan W. Thayer has joined Woodward Inc. as vice chair, corporate operations. Thayer will have direct oversight of the company’s strategy and business development, human resources, legal and compliance, corporate technology, and information technology functions.

“Thayer is a broad-based business leader, strategist and financial expert, with a decade of CFO experience for Fortune 500 companies,” said Thomas A. Gendron, Woodward’s  board chair and chief executive officer. “As a Woodward board member, he has demonstrated his broad understanding of our markets, operations, and the risks of a highly complex industry. His experience leading across periods of growth, maturation, and disruption will help position Woodward for continued growth and success into the next decade and beyond.”

Headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for gas compression, oil and gas, and other industrial markets.