Tom C. Gentile

Chief Executive Officer and President

Tom Gentile became Chief Executive Officer & President of Hexcel Corporation on May 1, 2024 and was elected to the Board of Directors on May 2. Most recently, Tom was President and Chief Executive Officer at Spirit AeroSystems from 2016 – 2023. Before joining Spirit, Tom held a succession of leadership positions over 19 years at GE. From 2014 – 2016, he was President and Chief Operating Officer at GE Capital. Tom served on the GE Corporate Executive Council, and he was elected to the GE Capital Board of Directors. Other roles at GE included: President & Chief Executive Officer - GE Healthcare Systems; President and Chief Executive Officer – GE Aviation Services; Chief Marketing Officer – GE Money; President & Chief Executive Officer – GE Money Australia & New Zealand (ANZ); President & CEO – GE Money business in Paris, France; Senior Vice President – Six Sigma, GE Global Consumer Finance. Before joining GE in December 1997, Tom was Vice President, Strategic Planning at CBS Corporation in New York. He also was an Associate Principal/Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. He started his career as a Trade Analyst at General Motors.

Beginning in January 2024, Tom became Executive Advisor to the Dean of the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. He also is the former Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and serves on the Advisory Board to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Governors of the Wings Club Foundation and currently is president-elect. He is an active member of the community, serving on several governing boards. Tom has a degree in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He studied international relations at the London School of Economics and is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, earning his certification while working at GE.

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