Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Northstar Aerospace Announces the Appointment of Chief Executive Officer 2 May, 19, Source: Northstar Aerospace

Northstar Aerospace, Inc. (“Northstar”), a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), announced that it has appointed Scott Burdick as Chief Executive Officer, and that Dave McConnaughey will be retiring and transitioning to a board role.

“We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we are excited about the strong growth opportunities that lie ahead for Northstar under Scott’s leadership.”

Mr. McConnaughey has been the Chief Executive Officer of Northstar since 2012. Frank Hayes, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch, said, “We are extremely appreciative of Dave’s service to the Company. While we are proud of what we accomplished, we are excited about the strong growth opportunities that lie ahead for Northstar under Scott’s leadership.”

With more than 25 years of experience within the aerospace industry, Mr. Burdick is a seasoned executive with strong leadership and manufacturing expertise in complex, mission critical components. His career spans multiple sub-verticals within the industry at companies including Precision Castparts, TECT Aerospace, and UTC Aerospace Systems (now Collins Aerospace).

Greg Gleason, Managing Director at Wynnchurch, added, “We are excited to partner with Scott. Scott’s manufacturing expertise, focus on operational excellence, and leadership experience in the aerospace industry make him a great fit for Northstar’s growth plans.”

Mr. Burdick said, “I am thrilled to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Northstar and partner with the Wynnchurch team to lead the Company through its next phase of growth. The Company is exceptionally well positioned with its customers, supplying flight-critical components to multiple attractive platforms. I look forward to continuing Northstar’s track record of success and taking advantage of the significant opportunities in front of us.”

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