Stein ’88 Named TransDigm COO – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Stein ’88 Named TransDigm COO

Kevin Stein ’88 has joined TransDigm Group Incorporated as chief operating officer of its power group. The company is a global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, which can be found on most commercial and military aircraft currently in service. Most recently the executive vice president of Precision Castparts Corporation, Stein also has been president of the company’s $1.5 billion revenue multi-unit aerospace structural casting and ring forging business segment, and president of its multi-unit aerospace fastener business. “We are truly fortunate to have attracted a senior aerospace executive of Kevin’s caliber. He has an extensive background in managing decentralized, niche engineered businesses in a value focused culture,” says W. Nicholas Howley, chair and chief executive of TransDigm Group Incorporated. “With his experience across the aerospace industry, niche engineered products, acquisition integration, and technology, we anticipate he will be a strong and quick contributor to our value creation efforts. Kevin is a good cultural fit with the TransDigm organization and I’m pleased to have him as part of our senior executive team.” Stein has also served as president of the Cooper Industries Bussman division and general manager of Tyco Electronics Raychem circuit protection business. He earned his B.S. in chemistry with honors from Hobart College. As a student, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Druids. He received the Jensen Memorial Research Grant through the Rochester Academy of Science for his project, “Homo- and Hetero-nuclear Carbonyl Clusters: Preparation and Analysis to Yield the Perfect Catalyst.” He went on to earn a master of science in chemistry and a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Stanford University.