Paul Komaromy retired in 2008 after a successful 35-year industrial
management career with six different companies. He now resides in
Scottsdale, AZ, the location of his last job assignment.
He was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of
Fastentech, Inc., a Citigroup Venture Capital company, when he retired. In
this capacity, he was responsible for 22 domestic and international
manufacturing locations and 100 professional and hourly employees who were
involved in the manufacturing of tight tolerance, high temperature
components for use in power utility gas turbines. During his four years
there, he is credited with helping double the revenues of the business
through 11 strategic acquisitions. He personally appeared on several
occasions before the Congressional Committee on Foreign Investment in the
United States (CIFUS) to help secure government approval to sell the
business to a British strategic buyer.
From 2000 to 2004, Komaromy was President of Aftermarket Technology
Corporation, located in Springfield, MO, involved with remanufacturing
engines and transmissions for all major car companies. This business
produced annual sales of $300 million in six manufacturing sites with over
3,500 professional and hourly employees. While under his leadership,
Aftermarket was recognized by Fortune Magazine.s list of 200 Best Small
Companies in 2002.
Komaromy served as Vice President and General Manager of Allied Signal,
Inc. - Aerospace Division's Engine Systems and Accessories unit from 1997
to 2000. From a Scottsdale, AZ location, he directed a $1 billion
enterprise comprising seven manufacturing and engineering site, two repair
and overhaul facilities and 4,800 professional and hourly employees. This
enterprise designed and manufactured tight tolerance, highly engineered
components for aircraft engine original manufacturers such as General
Electric, Rolls Royce and Pratt and Whitney.
His longest stay with one company was from l987 to 1997 with Grimes
Aerospace Company. As president of the Grimes Division, he managed a $140
million, 1,700-employee operation with three manufacturing locations from
Columbus, OH. This unit produced lighting and avionic products for the
all major airframe manufacturers including Boing, Airbus, Canadair and
While with Cooper Power Systems, Cooper Industries from 1978 to 1987, he
served in various management positions which took him from the Power
Systems unit in Canonsburg, PA to the Battery Products unit in Newark,
NJ to the Distribution Switchgear unit in Milwaukee, WI.
His first job was with Copperweld in Glassport in 1973. He was a market
analyst in the Bimetallics Division for two years and then he was
marketing manager in the Copper Clad Aluminum Products unit from 1975 to
Komaromy graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a Bachelor
of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1971. Upon graduate, he
was commissioned in the U.S. Army Signal Corps through the ROTC program.
He served with 99th Army Reserve Command in Pittsburgh, achieving the rank
of captain before his honorable discharge. An Industrial Administration
M.S. was received at the Carnegie-Mellon University Graduate School of
Industrial Administration in 1973.
On August 4, 1971, Komaromy married his high school sweetheart Jane
Rippel, also a 1967 EF graduate. They have two children, Dr. Kelly
Hitchcock and Todd Komaromy, JD; two grandsons, Tyler and Austin, and two
grandchildren on the way. His hobbies include playing golf, collecting
coins and traveling. He has visited over 30 countries.