Spirit AeroSystems Announces Strategic Leadership Moves in Finance
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<p><span class="xn-location">WICHITA</span>, Kan., <span class="xn-chron">July 29</span> /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   SPR) today announced a series of strategic leadership moves within its finance organization.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Steve Sharp</span>, 48, has been named vice president, corporate controller and treasurer for the company reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer <span class="xn-person">Phil Anderson. Sharp</span>, formerly the executive in charge of Spirit's Global Facilities Team and previously the controller of Fuselage Systems Segment, has held a number of key leadership roles in finance and factory operations during his 24 years of service at Boeing and Spirit. As a corporate officer and the company's principal interface with the board of directors' audit committee, Sharp is charged with ensuring Spirit's financial disclosures and regulatory compliance remains timely, transparent and efficient.</p>
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<p>Mark Suchinski, 43, has been named director of financial planning & analysis and contracts & pricing for the company reporting to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer <span class="xn-person">Phil Anderson</span>. Suchinski, formerly the controller of Fuselage Systems Segment, has held a number of key finance leadership roles at Spirit. Previously, Suchinski has held the position of chief accounting officer, controller, internal auditor, and lead accounting auditor in other industries. In his new role Suchinski will direct development of integrated long-range business plans and monthly financial forecasts, and ensure Spirit's leadership has the financial information necessary for sound business decisions. Suchinski will also lead and manage contracting and pricing processes focused on efficiency, meeting customer requirements, managing risk and driving shareholder value.</p>
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<p>Jeff Jabara, 55, senior operations controller, assumes the responsibility for the Fuselage Systems Segment finance leader position reporting to Anderson. Jabara has held a number of key leadership positions at Boeing and Spirit and has 32 years of experience in financial planning, reporting and cost management on commercial and military programs. Jabara will continue to provide leadership across business segments related to forecasting processes with the additional role of leading the finance function for the company's largest business segment.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Mike Williams</span>, 53, has been named senior vice president of corporate development for the company, reporting to Anderson. Williams has held several key finance leadership roles at Boeing and Spirit including finance director for the <span class="xn-location">Tulsa</span> division and the finance leader for the Boeing Commercial Airplane Group-Wichita Division. Williams led the divestiture teams for Boeing Oak Ridge and played a key role in the acquisition of Boeing's Wichita/Tulsa division by Onex in 2005.</p>
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<p><span class="xn-person">Jim Reed</span>, 56, continues as the finance director for the Wing Systems Segment, reporting to Anderson. Previously, Reed held the CFO and supply chain leadership roles in the automotive industry with operating experience in Asia, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span>, and North and <span class="xn-location">South America</span>. Reed's 30 years of financial strategy and management experience provides a broad base for leading the finance organization for the Wing Systems Segment and its associated business units.</p>
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<p>Ed Dieker, 56, continues as the Propulsion Systems Segment controller, reporting to Anderson. Dieker has 30 years of successive finance business leadership experience including both military and commercial estimating, contracts, and cost management.</p>
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<p>"These strategic appointments broaden the skills and experiences of our team, strengthen our core finance capabilities, and improve the support we provide to our senior leadership, business units and investors," said Anderson. "The demonstrated performance and experience of these leaders ensure our continued focus on enhancing competitiveness and seamless integration across Spirit."</p>
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    About Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    
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<p>Based in <span class="xn-location">Wichita</span>, Kan., Spirit AeroSystems is the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. In addition to its Kansas facility, Spirit has locations in <span class="xn-location">Tulsa</span> and McAlester, Okla.; Kinston, N.C.; Prestwick, Scotland; Samlesbury, England; <span class="xn-location">Kuala Lumpur</span>, <span class="xn-location">Malaysia</span>; and is developing a new manufacturing facility in Saint-Nazaire, <span class="xn-location">France</span>. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in <span class="xn-location">North America</span>, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and Asia. Spirit <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Debbie Gann, Corporate Communications of Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., +1-316-526-3910 Web Site: http://www.spiritaero.com


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