Spirit AeroSystems CEO gets aviation leadership award

Spirit AeroSystems President and CEO Tom Gentile has been selected as the 2018 Aviation Week Grand Laureate Award winner for Commercial Aerospace Leadership, the company said.

The panel of judges recently recognized Gentile for “leading the turnaround of the aerospace industry´s aerostructures provider and securing a long-term master contract with Boeing.” The award was presented last night (March 1) at the 61st Annual Laureate Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Spirit AeroSystems is one of the world´s largest manufacturers of aerostructures with design and build capabilities for both commercial and defense customers.

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.