Moog Inc., a designer, manufacturer and integrator of precision-control components for applications including wind energy, says its board of directors has elected John Scannell as its new CEO, as well as elected Gary Szakmary, the company's chief human resources officer, as a vice president of the corporation.
Robert T. Brady, who has been chairman and CEO, will continue in the role of executive chairman.
Scannell began his career with Moog 21 years ago in Europe, where he was an engineering manager at Moog Ireland and then operations manager at Moog's German company. He returned to Ireland as general manager in 1999, and in 2003, he joined Moog's Aircraft Group in the U.S. In 2007, Scannell was named chief financial officer, and in December 2010, he became president and chief operating officer.
Szakmary joined Moog in 1981. During his 30-year career at Moog, he has held various management positions in human resources, including six years as human resources director of Moog's International Group. Szakmary was appointed a group vice president in 2006, and in 2009, he became chief human resources officer, overseeing all of Moog's human resources initiatives, policies and programs.