IRVINE, California, February 12, 2019 – Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has placed 20-year change management and talent acquisition veteran, Bill Kofahl, as the new Vice President of Human Resources for Precision Castparts Corporation (“PCC”) Aerostructures, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Aviation and Aerospace practice leaders from McDermott & Bull conducted a nationwide search for a seasoned executive who could lead the aerospace assembly and component giant’s rapid growth in key international markets, while driving the development and retainment of talented employees worldwide.
The executive search was directed by CEO of McDermott & Bull, Rod McDermott; Principal Consultant, Jared Moriarty; Associate Principal Consultant, Brent Lamb; and Recruiting Associate, Courtney Dorrel. According to Jared Moriarty, “This is a very big job as PCC Aerostructures has nearly 6,000 employees worldwide and will be expanding in some markets overseas, while also consolidating certain facilities here in North America. Bill Kofahl comes to PCC as an experienced global leader with a strong track-record of leading large-scale integrations and organizational restructurings. He will be a valuable addition to the PCC family.”
Kofahl will have dual reporting to the President of PCC Aerostructures as well as the Vice President of Human Resources for PCC’s Airframe Segment. In addition to supporting the global manufacturer’s rapid growth in Mexico and China, Kofahl will be responsible for developing and driving a strategic talent acquisition and retention plan that aligns with the vision of PCC’s CEO, that every location promotes a GM from within the organization by 2020.
Prior to joining PCC Aerostructures, Kofahl held numerous positions within Fortune 500 manufacturer, Emerson Electric. As Vice President of Corporate Human Resources for Emerson’s Latin America region, he supported the $1 billion division’s 18,000 employees across 24 manufacturing facilities in Mexico. During his tenure as the HR leader for Emerson’s Middle East, India, and Africa regions, Kofahl implemented customized compensation and benefits plans for each of the region’s 18 countries while supporting 10,000 employees across 30 locations. Kofahl earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Print Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin.
The industry placement is the latest senior level executive that McDermott & Bull’s team has recruited for a global aviation and aerospace manufacturer. The Firm’s practice experienced exponential growth in 2018 and anticipates the high demand for talented aviation and aerospace leaders will continue throughout 2019.
About Precision Castparts Corporation
Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Precision Castparts Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The global manufacturer has established itself as the supplier of choice for loyal customers such as Airbus, Boeing, GE, Rolls-Royce, Northrop Grumman, General Atomics and many other leading manufacturers who depend on PCC for critical airframe, engine, power generation, medical, and general industrial components.
The corporation has grown to include 30,000 employees, generating over $10 billion in annual revenue. PCC has increased market share and used strategic acquisitions to continuously achieve strategic, profitable growth.
About PCC Aerostructures
PCC Aerostructures is one of three divisions under the PCC Airframe Products Segment and a lead integrator of the full airframe value stream. The largest business unit within PCC, the division employs more than 5,500 people across 30 plants in North America, Europe, and Asia.
About McDermott & Bull
Founded in Irvine by two entrepreneurial search consultants in 2001, McDermott & Bull now has more than 50 employees serving ten offices across the US and abroad including: Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Sun Valley, Nashville, New York, Amsterdam, Madrid and Vancouver. The Firm partners with leading companies to identify and recruit key executives for permanent and interim roles. All of the practice leaders have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across a variety of industries. McDermott & Bull’s Executive Network provides valuable resources and networking opportunities for thousands of senior level executives throughout North America each year. The Firm has been recognized for its expertise, client-centric approach, efficiency, value, and responsiveness and has received industry designations from Hunt Scanlon and Forbes.