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McDermott & Bull Recruits President for Hartzell Engine Technologies

IRVINE, California, February 2, 2018McDermott & Bull is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Keith Bagley as President with Hartzell Engine Technologies, the leading OEM supplier for aircraft cabin heating solutions and engine accessories.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Craig Sabina, Principal Consultant; Rod McDermott, CEO and Co-Founder; Jared Moriarty, Principal Consultant; and Amanda Lange, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Sabina, “With the retirement of widely respected industry leader, Mike Disbrow, the Hartzell Propeller and Hartzell Engine Technologies parent company leadership rightly set extremely high expectations for HET’s new President.  A rising star at Pratt & Whitney before accepting the offer, Keith is an exceptional talent and the perfect candidate to take the company to the next level in the years to come.”

Bagley joined Pratt & Whitney in 2004, earning two Master’s degrees during his first two assignments with the company.  Over his 13-year tenure, he moved from a Manufacturing Engineer position to the role of General Manager.  As General Manager at one of Pratt & Whitney’s largest facilities, Bagley led a fast-growing, 800-person organization, responsible for the site’s strategic planning, OEM operations, and the on-time delivery of quality products.

Bagley earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maine, a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.

About Hartzell Engine Technologies

Hartzell Engine Technologies is the leading OEM supplier of aircraft cabin heating solutions and engine accessories, including turbocharging systems, alternators, starters, and fuel pumps to the GA piston market. HET manufactures, rebuilds, and overhauls these products for general aviation and military applications.  Their pursuit of excellence drives the business from the initial design to the assembly and testing of each unit.  HET takes pride in their high level of craftsmanship, their people, and their facilities.  The HET team makes every effort to provide customers with the best product and service possible.

About Tailwind Technologies, Inc.

Tailwind Technologies Inc. (“TTI”) is the parent company of Hartzell Propeller and Hartzell Engine Technologies.  The corporation is organized to facilitate growth both organically and through acquisition of additional operating companies.  These are held as subsidiaries and operate as stand-alone businesses.  TTI has a long and steady track record of profitable growth dating to the acquisition of Hartzell Propeller in 1987.  Since 2004, TTI has undertaken fifteen different acquisitions, including both product line and platform company acquisitions.  The consolidated group of operating companies has sales in excess of $120 million.  TTI enjoys a very strong balance sheet and operates the business as a long-term owner/operator.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.