Goodrich

Provides systems and services to the aircraft and defense industries.

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Headquarters: Four Coliseum Centre
2730 West Tyvola Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28217
Employees: 25,000
CEO: Marshall Larsen
Stock Symbol: GR

Website: http://www.goodrich.com

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Goodrich Corporation is a leading global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defense industry. If there's an aircraft in the sky -- Goodrich is on it.

Goodrich employs more than 25,000 people worldwide in over 90 facilities across 16 countries.

Goodrich offers an extensive range of products, systems and services for aircraft and engine manufacturers, airlines and defense forces around the world. The company's transformation into one of the globe's largest aerospace companies has been driven by strategic acquisitions and internal growth. From aerostructures and actuation systems to landing gear, engine control systems, sensors and safety systems, Goodrich products are on almost every aircraft in the world.

Key products include: Flight control and missile actuation; landing gear; wheels and brakes; engine control systems; cargo systems; engine nacelles and pylon systems; surveillance and reconnaissance systems, electrical power systems; evacuation systems; seating products; fuel measurement and management systems; satellite and launch vehicle control systems; sensor systems; de-icing systems and heating products; lighting systems; maintenance, repair and overhaul services.

Goodrich completed the acquisition of AIS in late December 2009. AIS is a leading provider of mission-critical guidance, stabilization and navigation products and systems for the military and defense market.

In 2009, Goodrich had sales of $6.68 billion and net income of $597 million.

History

In 1870, Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich established the first rubber company west of the Allegheny Mountains, leading to Akron, OH, becoming the Rubber Capital of the World. BFGoodrich also establishes one of the first research labs in the United States.

BF Goodrich developed synthetic rubber and revolutionized the tire industry in 1946 with the tubeless tire. The company would exit the tire business in 1988. It acquired Coltec Industries in 1999, creating a multi-industry company with leading positions in aerospace, performance materials and engineered industrial products.

In 2001, BFGoodrich exits the specialty chemicals business completing its transformation to a leading aerospace and industrial products company. BFGoodrich becomes Goodrich Corporation to reflect the growing, dynamic company it has become.

Goodrich spins off its industrial businesses to shareholders in 2002 - creating two strong publicly traded companies focused on their own customers, products and markets. The new EnPro Industries, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker symbol NPO.

Goodrich also acquires TRW Aeronautical Systems in 2002 creating the world's largest "pure play" aerospace company.

Updated January 28, 2010