Woodward Governor Company announced that Dennis Benning, Group Vice President, Engine Systems, will lead its new Airframe Systems business segment as President of Woodward MPC. Although Mr. Benning’s assignment will not officially begin until October 2008, when the acquisition of MPC Products Corporation will be completed, he will start working immediately with the transition team to begin the integration planning process.
Chad Preiss, Vice President, Sales, Service, and Marketing, Engine Systems, will succeed Dennis Benning as Group Vice President, Engine Systems, effective upon the closing of the MPC acquisition. In this position, Mr. Preiss will lead the Engine Systems business segment, which focuses on the reciprocating engine market and its network of OEMs, dealers, affiliated packagers and distribution. Engine Systems also includes steam turbine operations.