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George Whittier

CEO, Fairbanks Morse Defense

George Whittier is the chief executive officer of Fairbanks Morse Defense. George is a growth-oriented leader focused on creating and implementing the vision, strategy, and values for the company to best serve its customers.

George re-joined the company in January 2020.  He served as President of the Fairbanks Morse division from 2009-2012.  He previously held leadership positions at Precision Castparts Corporation, Regal Rexnord Corporation, and the Morey Corporation.  George serves on the Board of Beloit 200 and is also a Board Member of PDC, a manufacturer of hydrogen processing equipment. 

George graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Mechanical Engineering Degree and an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte. Upon graduation, he joined Coltec Industries prior to it becoming EnPro Industries. He worked there 17 years, culminating as President Fairbanks Morse before leaving the company in 2012. George holds a Six Sigma Black Belt and is well versed in the 80-20 business philosophy.