Triumph Engine Control Systems

Management : Triumph Engine Control Systems

Alec Searle
President

Alec Searle is President of Triumph Engine Control Systems. He joined Lucas Aerospace in 1994 and has remained with the company through various acquisitions, including TRW and Goodrich. Prior to being named President in 2012, Mr. Searle served as the company’s Senior Director of Business Development and Programs. Other previous positions include Director of MRO North America and Director of Business Development.

Mr. Searle received a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and management from Birmingham University, United Kingdom. He also has a professional engineer license from the United Kingdom and graduated from the Goodrich Executive Development for Global Excellence (EDGE) class.

Jack Barnett
Purchasing / Supply Chain

Jack Barnett is responsible for managing all aspects of supply chain operations for Triumph Engine Control Systems. Duties include strategic sourcing, management of purchased parts, supplier quality and new product development. He was promoted to this position in May 2016. Mr. Barnett joined the company’s West Hartford location in 2008 and held a variety of management roles over the years. Positions include Senior Program Manager, Operations Strategy Manager, and Materials Manager. As the Materials Manager, he was responsible for establishing planning and stocking strategies to meet customer demands and revenue targets. Additional responsibilities include forecasting and delivering product shipments.


Bob Feller
Quality

Bob Feller is responsible for Quality and Export Compliance for Triumph Engine Control System, assuring the quality management system complies with all requirements and that the company conforms to import and export regulations. He has held this position since 2006. He began his career with the company in 1983, working in Quality Authority for Electronic Operations. Initially the work involved quality engineering, with increasing responsibilities over time as the Quality Authority for four different Electronic Operations sites.

Mr. Feller has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Bridgeport. He received his Six Sigma Black Belt certification and has completed Lean and leadership courses. Mr. Feller earned several leadership awards from Hamilton Sunstrand for cost reduction, leadership roles and team events.

Leonard Smith
Operations

Leonard Smith is responsible for managing and directing all aspects of operations for Triumph Engine Control Systems. He was named to this position in May 2016 and has operations oversight that includes manufacturing (machining/special processing); shipping and receiving; operations engineering; continuous improvement; and environmental, safety and health. Mr. Smith joined predecessor company Chandler Evans of West Hartford in 1997 as Production Manager (the company was acquired by Goodrich in 1999 and by Triumph in 2013). He then spent three years as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager for Goodrich Engine Controls in the United Kingdom before returning to West Hartford in 2007. Since returning to the United States, he has held a variety of management positions for the company, including Senior Supplier Quality Engineer, Director of Electronics Value Stream, and Director of Operations.

Greg Nelson
Customer Service

Greg Nelson is responsible for product support at Triumph Engine Control Systems, which includes product investigations, technical publications and field service. His career began in 1988 as a Development Engineer for Chandler Evans Control System. He progressed into engineering roles with increasing responsibilities from 1992 to 2000. Mr. Nelson joined Goodrich Pump and Engine Control Systems, predecessor company to Triumph Engine Control Systems, in 2000 as a Product Support Manager. From 2005 to 2008, he was Director for Hydromechanical Assembly and Test and then served as Director of MRO Operations until being named to his current position in 2012.

Mr. Nelson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Colgate University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

Tony Ziotas
Engineering

Tony Ziotas is responsible for business development for Triumph Engine Control Systems, a position he has held since 2012. He previously served as the company’s Supply Chain Director. Mr. Ziotas joined the company in 2006 as Director of Programs and served in that role until 2011.

Mr. Ziotas holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.

Tony Ziotas
Sales and Marketing

Tony Ziotas is responsible for business development for Triumph Engine Control Systems, a position he has held since 2012. He previously served as the company’s Supply Chain Director. Mr. Ziotas joined the company in 2006 as Director of Programs and served in that role until 2011.

Mr. Ziotas holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University.

Tom Tighe
Continuous Improvement

Tom Tighe is responsible for the continuous improvement activities at Triumph Engine Control Systems. In addition, he also directs the Manufacturing Engineering and Operations Engineering teams. His first job with the company was Director of Manufacturing, a position he held from 2000 to 2006. He was responsible for all production areas that manufactured components needed to support OEM, MRO and the spare parts for the company’s hydro-mechanical product lines. He then was named Director of Continuous Improvement, a position he held until 2012 when he took on additional engineering leadership responsibilities.

Mr. Tighe earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also is a Six Sigma Black Belt and obtained Lean certification. Mr. Tighe is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and has been a Special Olympics volunteer for many years.

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