George E. Minnich

George Minnich

George Minnich has been a director since 2009. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corporation, a then $9 billion commercial and defense conglomerate, from 2005 until his retirement in 2007. Previously, he served for 12 years in several senior finance positions at United Technologies Corporation, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Otis Elevator Company and Carrier Corporation. As a Certified Public Accountant, he also held various increasingly senior positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers (then Price Waterhouse) from 1971 to 1993, culminating in his appointment to Audit Partner from 1984 to 1993.

Mr. Minnich also serves as a director of AGCO Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and Belden Inc., a manufacturer of high speed electronic cables, connectivity, and networking products. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Albright College and provides the board with extensive financial and accounting experience gained over a career spanning more than thirty-five years.

His experience was important to the Board as it related to his financial skill set and appointment to the Board's Audit Committee. His senior level operational background also provides the Board with additional perspectives regarding the aerospace industry, defense contracting, international sales, and acquisitions.