PORTLAND, OR — Patrick (Pat) Cavanagh will become the next president and CEO of Williams Controls. Cavanaugh will step into the position on Oct. 4. He succeeds current president, CEO and board chairman, Gene Goodson, who plans to retire. Goodson will remain chairman of the board.
Cavanagh has more than 30 years of experience manufacturing and supplying control systems and components to diesel engine and mobile equipment manufacturers worldwide. Prior to joining Williams, he was responsible for Woodward Governor’s Small Industrial Engine operation, which included Synchro-Start Products Inc., Barber Colman’s Precision Dynamics Division and the Nolff Carburetion businesses, which were acquired by Woodward recently. Woodward is a $600 million supplier of control systems used in Aircraft and Industrial applications.
Prior to Woodward, he was vice president and general manager of the Automotive Components Group, a division of Knowles Electronics. Additionally, Cavanagh was managing director of Ruf Electronics a key supplier of automotive sensors based in Munich, Germany and held several international management and engineering positions with Barber Colman Company.
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