Garton brings relevant experience in the commercial aircraft industry

Philadelphia, PA – February 14, 2018 – Howard Fischer Associates (HFA), one of the leading executive and board search firms in the nation for more than 35 years, has placed Dan Garton as a new member of the board of directors at Triumph Group, Inc. Triumph Group, headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs, and overhauls a broad portfolio of aircraft structures, components, accessories, subassemblies, and systems. Triumph serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business, and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

Dan is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of American Eagle Holding Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, a position he held from June 2010 until December 2014. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for American Airlines, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Continental Airlines. He has over 30 years of diverse functional leadership experience in the airline industry in key management and financial positions. He has extensive experience working with many of the aerospace OEMs Triumph serves including Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier, and Embraer and with Tier 2 major component and engine suppliers and aftermarket providers.

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