Qarbon Aerospace appoints new CEO

Michael Canario is the new chief executive officer of Qarbon Aerospace Inc, the US manufacturer of medium to large complex composite components and assemblies.

Canario’s appointment follows the departure of Pete Wick, and marks a strategic move to propel the company into a new phase of growth and innovation.

With a 35-year career in aerospace, defense, and advanced materials, Canario brings extensive experience and a diverse background in operations, finance, sales and marketing to his new role. He has served on the Qarbon board of directors and held a number of key leadership positions including president and CEO of Norsk Titanium, and president of Aerospace, Americas at Hexcel Corp.

Michael Canario, Qarbon Aerospace CEO - Photo: Business Wire.

At Norsk Titanium, Canario successfully led the organization through the initiation of serial production of qualified structural titanium components, culminating in a successful IPO. At Hexcel Corp, he oversaw an organization of over 3,000 employees across eight facilities, specializing in the manufacturing of aerostructures and composite materials.

“I’m excited to join a company that traces its history over 100 years to the chief engineer of the Wright Company, Chance Vought. Qarbon Aerospace has impressive assets, great customers and truly outstanding employees,” said Canario. “I believe the company is uniquely positioned to grow its Aerostructures business globally.”

Headquartered in Red Oak, Texas, Qarbon Aerospace also has facilities in Milledgeville, Georgia, and Rayong, Thailand.