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Tailwind Technologies Inc. Debuts Hartzell Aerospace
Article Type: News and views From: Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology: An International Journal, Volume 81, Issue 6
Tailwind Technologies Inc. of Piqua, Ohio has formed Hartzell Aerospace, which will serve as the consolidating platform for the aerospace companies Tailwind holds, apart from its general aviation business, Hartzell Propeller Inc.
Following its growth and diversification strategy, Tailwind has amassed a variety of aerospace-related companies, products and manufacturing capability to diversify and leverage its general aviation holding, Hartzell Propeller Inc. These acquisitions include Industrial Tube Company, Electrofilm Manufacturing Company and AcousticFab. These companies present a potent combination of engineered products for aircraft environmental control and auxiliary power unit systems, and possess a broad expertise in composite structures, specialty materials, circuit design, and sound attenuation.
Hartzell Aerospace will be led by president David Schmidt, who joined Tailwind in 2008 after holding senior leadership positions at Meggitt Pic and Esterline. “I look forward to leading this exciting combination of companies and capabilities,” says Schmidt. “The formation of Hartzell Aerospace is a natural progression as we seek to serve our customers simply and effectively.”