Goodrich Corporation has appointed a new president of its China activities --Michael Barbaias. Reporting to Cindy Egnotovich, Segment President, Nacelles and Interior Systems. Most recently Barbalas served as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing. He replaces Ken Wood, who will be retiring after a 24-year career at Goodrich.
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Goodrich's MRO Services Center Xiamen
According to Egnotovich, "China is the fastest growing aerospace market in the world, and Mike has spent more than 20 years building relationships with some of the top companies and government entities in the region. As Goodrich continues to grow its operations and customer base in China, we will look to his leadership and experience to bring us to the next level of operational excellence and customer satisfaction there."
Prior to his current position, Barbalas served as managing director for Andrew Telecommunications (China) Co. Ltd. in Suzhou, China where he helped build the business from a startup to the company's largest global manufacturing facility. He has held positions of increasing responsibility and leadership for various industries, foundations and research institutions in China and in the U.S.
Barbalas holds a doctorate and a master's degree in chemistry from Cornell University in New York, and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana.
Goodrich footprint in China ranges from aftermarket support for a variety of businesses such as Sensors in Beijing, Aerostructures
in Tianjin and an Interiors Service Center, as well as an overall customer services business in Xiamen.