MaryLou Thomas was named Executive Vice President of Triumph Aerospace Structures in July 2016. Triumph Aerospace Structures supplies commercial, business and military manufacturers with large metallic and composite structures. Products include wings, wing boxes, fuselage panels, horizontal and vertical tails and sub-assemblies such as floor grids.
Ms. Thomas has more than 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industry. She joined Triumph in 2003, following the acquisition of Boeing’s Spokane Fabrication Operation, where she served as executive general manager. Ms. Thomas began her career in the U.S. Air Force before joining Lockheed Support Systems to specialize in nuclear weapon and military aircraft modifications and technology. In 1990, she joined The Boeing Company. In her 13 years with Boeing, Ms. Thomas earned roles of increasing responsibility. Nominated to the Executive Leadership Development Program for her performance, Ms. Thomas also led Boeing’s benchmarking of the Toyota Production System (Lean). Prior to taking on the role of acting EVP for Aerospace Structures, she headed Triumph’s Composites, Structures and Interiors business area with operations in the United States, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom.