Hexcel appoints Tom Gentile as CEO & President

Hexcel appoints Tom Gentile as CEO & President

Nick Stanage to transition to Executive Chairman role

  • By ICN Bureau | April 11, 2024

Hexcel Corporation has appointed Thomas C. Gentile III as Chief Executive Officer & President of Hexcel Corporation, effective May 1. He also is expected to be appointed to the Board of Directors following the annual shareholder meeting on May 2.

He will succeed Chairman, CEO & President Nick Stanage who worked closely with the Board on his desire to retire at the end of the year. Stanage will become Executive Chairman of the Board to ensure a smooth and successful transition until his retirement on December 31, 2024.

Gentile, 59, is an experienced CEO with a demonstrated record of growing and transforming technology-focused businesses in aviation, health care and financial services. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Spirit AeroSystems from 2016 to 2023. Previously, he held a succession of leadership roles at GE across the U.S., France and Australia including President & Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital, President & CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, and President & CEO of GE Aviation Services.

Currently, he serves as Executive Advisor to the Dean of the Barton School of Business and formerly was Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) in 2023. He serves on the Board of Advisors to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, is president-elect of the Wings Club Foundation, and is involved with numerous charitable organizations. Mr. Gentile earned a degree in economics and an MBA, both from Harvard University, and he studied international relations at the London School of Economics.

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