Woodward appoints Eileen Drake to the Board of Directors and its Audit Committee

– USA, CO – Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Eileen P. Drake (51) to serve on the Board, effective immediately. Ms. Drake will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.

Ms. Drake joined El-Segundo, California-based Aerojet Rocketdyne in 2015 and serves as CEO and President. She was previously with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), where she served as president of Pratt & Whitney AeroPower’s auxiliary power unit and small turbojet propulsion business. Prior experience includes various senior level roles at UTC and Ford Motor Company. Ms. Drake served on active duty for seven years as a U.S. Army aviator and airfield commander of Davison Army Airfield in Fort Belvoir, VA.

“Ms. Drake is an accomplished, dynamic leader with extensive experience in profit and loss management, operations, quality and supply chain. Her extensive experience in the Aerospace industry, and results-oriented mentality will be a great addition to our Board,” said Thomas A. Gendron, Woodward Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Drake is a distinguished military graduate of the U.S. Army Aviation Officer School. She received a Master’s of Business Administration from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of New Rochelle. She also holds commercial and private pilot’s licenses in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft.

About Woodward, Inc.

Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. The company’s innovative fluid, combustion, electrical, and motion control systems help customers offer cleaner, more reliable, and more efficient equipment. Our customers include leading original equipment manufacturers and end users of their products. Woodward is a global company headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.

For more information : http://www.woodward.com

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