Continental®, an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced today that Robert J. Stoppek has been named as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President. Stoppek was formerly the CEO for Waukesha Engine, part of the former GE Distributed Power business prior to joining Continental®.
“We are pleased to welcome Robert as our new CEO,” said Mr. Fu Fangxing, Chairman of the Board for Continental Aerospace Technologies Limited. “Robert is an experienced CEO who has excelled at navigating along a strategic-tactical continuum and is well-positioned to lead Continental’s continued transformation. He has had a successful career in transformative roles driving results, initiating and driving change, innovating during technology shifts, and strengthening commercial and operational performance. Rob’s strong business acumen, international experience, integrity, and passion for general aviation will provide him with the knowledge and understanding to drive Continental to be the leader in general aviation.”
In October of 2019, Continental® appointed Michael Skolnik as the Interim CEO in addition to his duties as Chief Operating Officer (COO). As the company transitions the leadership roles to Stoppek, Skolnik and other senior leadership are eager to work together to shape the future of Continental®.
“I am honored and energized by the opportunity to lead Continental Aerospace Technologies and help build upon its strong 115 year history of delivering excellence,” said Stoppek. “I look forward to working closely with the leadership and team members to provide quality products and services to our customers. I am committed to engaging with all of our stakeholders including customers, regulators, investors, elected officials and communities to share our passion and vision with the flying community.”