SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

January 31, 2012 16:32 ET

Fairchild Controls Names Peter J. Borgel as Company's President

FREDERICK, MD--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2012) - Peter J. Borgel has joined Fairchild Controls Corporation as its president, taking the top management position at this EADS North America company that designs, manufactures and repairs environmental, electronic and pneumatic control systems for commercial aircraft and military applications worldwide.

Borgel comes to Fairchild Controls from Pratt & Whitney, bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the engineering and manufacturing disciplines.

"Fairchild Controls has a very strong team with an impressive level of expertise and tenure, and I look forward to working with everyone as we evolve our business," he said. "My goals include building on the synergy that comes with being part of the EADS family of companies, seeking new aftermarket repair opportunities with our excellent in-house maintenance and overhaul capabilities, and expanding our market presence in vapor cycle control thermal management systems."

Prior to joining Fairchild Controls, Borgel was Pratt & Whitney's vice president of operations for military programs, with responsibility for ensuring continuity between programs and operations for delivery and cost performance. He previously was general manager for Pratt & Whitney's North Berwick, Maine, operations, which manufactures jet engine parts at a facility with approximately 1,600 employees and one million square feet of floor space.

Other positions held by Borgel at Pratt & Whitney included project engineer for various F100 and liquid rocket programs; engineering manager for turbines at the North Berwick Parts Center; business center manager for rotating parts with the Compression Systems Module Center in Middletown, Conn.; and operations manager for the North Berwick Parts Center.

About Fairchild Controls Corporation (
Fairchild Controls designs and manufactures vapor cycle systems, air management systems, control electronics and pneumatic drives for military and commercial aerospace and defense applications. Fairchild Control's vapor cycle systems and air management systems provide cooling for externally mounted aircraft pods that carry targeting, navigation, reconnaissance, and electronic countermeasure systems for U.S. and foreign military services. The company's air turbine drives supply supplemental hydraulic and electrical power for a variety of aircraft. Fairchild Controls is a business unit of EADS North America, and is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

About EADS
EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. In 2010, the Group -- comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter -- generated revenues of EUR 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of nearly 122,000.

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