Management : Triumph Aerostructures - Vought Aircraft Division
Norman D. Jordan
Norman Jordan is President of Triumph Aerostructures—Vought Aircraft Division. He was promoted to this position in February 2014 and is responsible for all aspects of business at the company's sites based in Dallas, Grand Prairie and Red Oak, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; Milledgeville, Georgia; Hawthorne, California; Stuart, Florida; and Zacatecas, Mexico. He previously was President of Triumph Aerostructures’ Marshall Street operations, a position he held since April 2013.
Before joining Triumph, Mr. Jordan was acting CEO for AIP Aerospace Holdings, LLC after AIP acquired the U.S. operating companies from Hampson Industries PLC in November 2012. He was the CEO of Hampson Industries PLC leading up to the sale. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Jordan was Chairman and CEO of Labinal SA. He joined Labinal in 2000 as Vice President and General Manager of Labinal’s Wiring Business Unit in Pryor, OK.
Mr. Jordan’ career also includes executive positions with major aerospace companies, B/E Aerospace, Fairchild and AlliedSignal (Honeywell). These assignments covered a broad range of aircraft related systems and equipment including aircraft interiors, major pneumatic and environmental control systems, and airborne auxiliary power units.
Wendy Hargus is responsible for providing financial and accounting oversight and shared accounting and transaction services for Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division. Her organization provides the interface with Triumph’s corporate office in the areas of accounting, risk management, treasury, taxes, program business management and other financial activities. Prior to joining the company in 2005, Ms. Hargus worked for American Electric Power (AEP) in Dallas. Previously she had a long career with Central and South West Corporation (CSW), which merged with AEP in 2000. With CSW she had served as Vice President, Treasurer and Controller as well other financial positions including strategic planning, investor relations and financial planning.
Ms. Hargus holds a master’s degree in accounting from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from McMurry University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Financial Executives International, and the Association of Financial Professionals.
Purchasing / Supply Chain
Todd Mahaney was named the division’s Chief Procurement Officer in 2015. He joined the company in 2013 as the Supply Chain Director for the company’s Marshall Street Facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. Mr. Mahaney brings more than 25 years of executive management experience to Triumph in global operations, supply chain, strategic planning and engineering within a host of industries including aerospace. Prior to Triumph, he was Vice President Global Procurement and Supply Chain for AIP Aerospace in Irving, Texas. He was responsible for creating and directing the global procurement and supply chain organization for multiple sites.
Mr. Mahaney has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Detroit and an MBA from the University of Toledo. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and also a Certified Purchasing Manager.
Casey Litaker leads the engineering and technology organizations for Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division. This group is responsible for product development, structural research and development, test lab services, core information technology support, shared services for engineering/planning, and new business support. Mr. Litaker began his career with predecessor company LTV in 1984 as a stress analyst on the B-2 program. He has moved through various engineering and management positions, all with increasing levels of responsibility. He was lead engineer of the B-2 program, A-12 program, S-3 AEW proposal team, and has led several special projects throughout his tenure. Mr. Litaker served as chief engineer for Vought Aircraft Industries on the Boeing 787 program, responsible for the structural design, systems integration design, and many other facets of the work involved to build aft fuselage sections 47 and 48.
Mr. Litaker earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University. He is an advisory board member for the University of North Texas, College of Engineering as well as the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech. He is a past member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).