Woodward, Inc. Fort Collins, Colo., announced that Thomas G. Cromwell, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice chairman and chief operating officer for Woodward. As chief operating officer, Cromwell will have direct oversight of the company’s business groups, as well as global supply chain and the company’s True North operational excellence group.
“We are in the midst of significant and ongoing growth in both of our segments, and I have worked closely with our board of directors to create a new organizational design that will support Woodward strategies as well as deliver on the financial and shareholder return opportunities ahead of us,” said Thomas A. Gendron, chairman and chief executive officer of Woodward. “With a strong emphasis on operational excellence and execution, Tom joins Jack Thayer as our other new member of the office of the chairman, working together on the direction and oversight of the company.”
Cromwell most recently served as the group president for Kohler Power Group, a business unit of Kohler Co, Inc. Cromwell has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Management from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.