Release Date: November 15, 2019
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management honored John Scannell, chairman and CEO of Moog Inc., as the 2019 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year and recognized several alumni and business leaders at a reception on Nov. 7.
Scannell, who is just the third CEO in the $3 billion company’s history, accepted the award at the 70th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo.
Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has a major impact on the region, and whose career has been distinguished by executive success and civic leadership. Scannell was selected by a vote of past honorees and the alumni association’s board of directors, who lauded him as a humble leader who brings diverse stakeholders together and has helped propel Moog’s steady growth over the past several years.
“Under John’s leadership, the company has successfully navigated political uncertainty, demographic shifts and changing technology to grow all of its segments,” Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management, said during his remarks. “John is highly regarded in the business community, and he exemplifies the qualities sought in our honorees.”
In addition, the School of Management honored the following alumni and business leaders for their impact on the community, the school and their industry: