Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> November 14, 2011

Moog Inc. – Robert T. Brady & John Scannell

Robert T. Brady is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moog Inc. He earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1962, completed a tour of duty as a Naval Officer in 1964 and then attended the Harvard Business School. He joined Moog in 1966 immediately after Harvard. In 1968, Mr. Brady became the Manufacturing Manager of Moog's aerospace division, and in 1976 was named Vice President and General Manager. In 1981, the aerospace division was reorganized into four divisions and Mr. Brady became President in the aerospace group and a Moog Director. In 1988, when Bill Moog, the Founder and CEO of Moog, retired from active participation in the company, the board of directors elected Mr. Brady as President and CEO. In 1996, he was elected Chairman.John Scannell is President and Chief Operating Officer of Moog Inc. He joined the company in 1990 as an Engineering Manager of Moog's company in Cork, Ireland. Before joining Moog, Mr. Scannell spent four years working with Philips in the Netherlands as a Development Engineer. In 1994, he moved to Germany to become Operations Manager of Moog GmbH. In 1997, he took a leave of absence to pursue an MBA at Harvard. He returned to Moog in 1999 as the General Manager of Moog Ireland and the General Manager of the electric drives product line. In 2003, Mr. Scannell joined the aircraft group in East Aurora, N.Y., in a manufacturing planning role. In 2004, he became Program Director of the 787 development program. In 2005, he was named Vice President in contracts and pricing. In 2006, he was made a Corporate Vice President, and in 2007,he was named Chief Financial Officer, the position he held for three years. In 2010, the board elected Mr. Scannell to his present role. In addition to his MBA, he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University College Cork in Ireland. Profile
TWST: Please start by introducing us to Moog with a brief company history and an overview of your operations and focus today.

Mr. Brady: Our company was founded in 1951 around the invention of a