Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announced the appointment of Matthew Riddle as president and chief executive officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities and will succeed Tony Martin, who has stepped down.
Riddle, 48, is a seasoned international executive having served operational and leadership roles at FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries Inc., BAE Systems Inc. and most recently as President of Raytheon International Inc. During his tenure at Raytheon, he helped grow their International business almost two-fold.
“I am honored by the opportunity to lead Walbro into its next chapter, continuing our focus on the customer and our drive on improving performance” said Riddle. “Walbro has tremendous talent, a long legacy of innovation and a unique position of strength in ignition and fuel system solutions. I look forward to working closely with our leadership team and employees worldwide to drive profitable growth through solutions that help our customers achieve competitive advantage”.
A patented inventor, Riddle is active with the Boy Scouts and sits on the board of the National Philharmonic. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Matt is married with 3 children and his interests include his family, the outdoors, reading, automobiles, hunting and fishing.
Walbro is a global market leader of engine management systems for the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, outdoor power equipment, and two-wheel small engine markets, and a leading supplier of flow control products for medical and industrial equipment markets. Walbro manufactures ignition systems, fuel injection, air/fuel management systems, pumps, values and fuel storage and distribution systems. Walbro is a global organization with manufacturing and engineering facilities in China, Japan, Mexico, Thailand and the United States, with Walbro Engine Management corporate headquarters in Tucson, Arizona. Additional information regarding Walbro is available at www.walbro.com/.
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