Pat Coward joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 2009 as General Manager and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s business. Previously, Mr. Coward served as Group Director of Engineering at Triumph Actuation Systems - Clemmons where he was responsible for directing the design and development of hydraulic systems and components. Prior to that, he served as Group Director of Aftermarket at Triumph Actuation Systems – Clemmons, directing the spares and repair/overhaul operations and sales/marketing. Mr. Coward started his career in 1992 in the design and development of hydraulic components and continued in that field as a Product Support and Sales Engineer.
Mr. Coward is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and Millsaps College with a master’s degree in business administration.
Troy Gerard began working in the aerospace industry in 1988. He joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 2006 as Program Manager for new program development and Continuous Improvement Manager prior to moving into his current role. Mr. Gerard is responsible for OEM operations, including manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, assembly, test, shipping, receiving, inventory control, maintenance and facilities. Prior to joining Triumph, Mr. Gerard held various positions in the aerospace manufacturing community including Lean Manager, Program Manager, Production Control Supervisor, Contracts Administrator, Senior Production Planner and Procurement Specialist.
Mr. Gerard has a bachelor’s degree in business management and has been APICS-certified since 1993.
Jeff Boren has worked in the aerospace industry since 1982. He joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 2006 as a Quality Engineer and was promoted to his current position in May 2007. Mr. Boren is responsible for directing the efforts of quality engineering, inspection, quality systems, metrology and lab areas. Prior to joining Triumph, Mr. Boren built his career in Quality Assurance Management in aerospace manufacturing, supplying products to ATK, Morton Thiokol, Boeing, Hercules, McDonnell Douglas and the U.S. Military. Mr. Boren has been recognized by Morton Thiokol and Hercules for his leadership and innovation in the quality arena.
Mr. Boren is a Level II in all disciplines of non-destructive testing, a past certified welding inspector and a lead ISO auditor. In addition, he has completed numerous courses in quality management.
Steve Saturno began his career in 1984 in the design and development of helicopter drive system components with Kaman Aerospace Corporation. He joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 2004 as the Aftermarket Engineering Manager. He was promoted to Director of Aftermarket Services in 2007 and is currently responsible for directing the repair, overhaul and spare part delivery of gearbox and actuation products. Prior to joining Triumph Gear Systems - Park City, Mr. Saturno spent two years working at Triumph Gear Systems - Macomb as the Aftermarket Engineering Manager and assisted in the establishment of the Michigan facility’s FAA Repair Station. Prior to that, he worked at MD Helicopters in Mesa, Ariz., serving as the lead helicopter drive system engineer.
Mr. Saturno is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. He has been an FAA Powerplant Designated Engineering Representative (DER) since 1996.
Dave Woodward has more than 30 years of experience managing major programs and product lines. Mr. Woodward joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 2008 as a Senior Program Manager. He is currently responsible for OEM program management and production planning. Prior to joining Triumph, Mr. Woodward served in a number of key senior leadership positions for DRS Technologies and Eaton Corporation, where he was responsible for the management of strategic initiatives and major product lines for the design, development and launch of rotating machinery and electrical control systems for U.S. Navy ships, oil and gas applications, nuclear power plants and industrial robotics.
Mr. Woodward is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a master’s of business administration degree and the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering.
Dr. William Fawcett
Director of Engineering
Dr. Fawcett joined Triumph Gear Systems in 2012 and has over 28 years of Program and Engineering Management experience working at BAE Systems, ATK, Aurora Flight Sciences and General Dynamics. He has been associated with advanced technologies in the Aerospace, Munitions, Tactical Systems, Composite structures and Launch Systems his entire career, primarily focused in Research, Product Development, Program Management, Business Development and Operations roles. Dr. Fawcett is an accomplished Manager of Engineering and Program Management in Technology and Production programs and brings a strong disciplined approach to this position.
Dr. Fawcett holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Utah. His dissertation and published paper focused on the “Effects of carbon nano-fibers on the cell morphology, thermal conductivity and crush strength of carbon foam”. He also holds a PMP certification in Program Management from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Teresa Zimmerman has worked in the aerospace industry since 1998 and has more than 20 years of accounting experience. She began working at Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in 1998 as a Financial Analyst. Ms. Zimmerman continued to progress with increasing responsibility and leadership roles within the finance department, which eventually lead to the Controller position in 2006.
Ms. Zimmerman has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Weber State University.
Purchasing / Supply Chain
Thomas Mazur has worked in the aerospace industry since 1979 and is currently responsible for all aspects of purchasing for OEM and for purchasing procedures for the Aftermarket business. He joined Triumph Gear Systems - Park City in April 2005 as Senior Buyer and was promoted to his current position in 2009. Prior to joining
Triumph, Mr. Mazur served as Purchasing Manager for Meggitt –Western Design in Irvine, Calif., where he was responsible for managing a staff of five buyers and two subcontracts administrators.
Mr. Mazur has completed courses in subcontract management through George Washington University and American Graduate University. He also has completed course study through Triumph University APICS for his certified Supply Chain Professional CSCP Certificate. In addition, Mr. Mazur spent four years in the U.S. Air Force as a missile systems technician.
George W. Corwin
Sales and Marketing
George Corwin began working in the aerospace industry in 1980 and currently leads the business development efforts for Triumph Gear Systems – Park City. Prior to joining Triumph in 2010, Mr. Corwin worked for a number of leading aerospace companies, including Hamilton-Sundstrand, GE Aviation Systems, Rolls-Royce Gear Systems, and Goodrich. His product experience spans fuel, pneumatic and mechanical systems and includes digital integration of aircraft systems by software-driven electronic controls.
Mr. Corwin earned his bachelor’s degree graduate from Rockford College and has completed professional management courses. He is experienced in the implementation of Lean/Kaizen principles and business information technology assets to support continuous improvement initiatives.
Nigel Ashcroft has worked in the aerospace industry since 1980. He was named to his current position in 2009 and is responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing and reporting on the company’s Lean activities. His previous employer was Rolls-Royce Gear Systems, which was acquired by Triumph in 2002. Since joining Triumph, he has served as Director of Operations from 2006-2009 and as Lean Manager from 2002-2006. Mr. Ashcroft began his career as a machinist with Western Gear Corporation and also worked at Lucas Aerospace before joining Rolls-Royce.
Mr. Ashcroft has completed numerous professional development courses in gear technology, manufacturing engineering and Lean management.