EAST AURORA, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading supplier of advanced technologies and products to the global aerospace, defense, and semiconductor industries, today announced the appointment of Tonit Calaway to its Board of Directors, effective September 19, 2019. Ms. Calaway is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA). She was named to that position in August last year after serving as Chief Human Resources Officer since 2016.
Peter J. Gundermann, Chairman, President and CEO of Astronics, commented, “Tonit’s deep experience with human capital management, energy and intellect are excellent complements to our Board. We look forward to her contributions as we focus on growing Astronics and building shareholder value.”
Prior to BorgWarner, Ms. Calaway was with Harley-Davidson Inc. for 18 years. While there she served as Associate General Counsel, Chief Compliance Counsel, President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation and Vice President, Human Resources. She began her career in law at the firms of Davis & Kuelthau and Godfrey & Kahn. She earned a JD from the University of Chicago and a bachelors in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin.
The addition of Ms. Calaway brings the Astronics Board to 7 directors, 6 of whom are independent.
About Astronics Corporation
Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO) serves the world’s aerospace, defense, and other mission critical industries with proven, innovative technology solutions. Astronics works side-by-side with customers, integrating its array of power, connectivity, lighting, structures, interiors, and test technologies to solve complex challenges. For over 50 years, Astronics has delivered creative, customer-focused solutions with exceptional responsiveness. Today, global airframe manufacturers, airlines, military branches, completion centers, and Fortune 500 companies rely on the collaborative spirit and innovation of Astronics. The Company’s strategy is to increase its value by developing technologies and capabilities that provide innovative solutions to its targeted markets. For more information on Astronics and its solutions, visit Astronics.com.
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