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JJ Frigge Named Executive Vice President and General Manager

Date: March 25, 2019 Category: Press Releases
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JJ Frigge

Piqua, Ohio, March 25, 2019 — Hartzell Propeller has named JJ Frigge as Executive Vice President and General Manager. In his expanded role, he will be the company’s business leader with a focus on long-term strategy.

“JJ earned this promotion by combining strong personal talents and values with hard work, great judgement, and a deep commitment to our department teams,” said Hartzell President Joe Brown.  “He is a trusted figure in our industry, a capable leader of the company, and committed to continuous improvement,” Brown added.

Frigge began at Hartzell in 2011 as the company’s controller. Since then he has assumed more responsibilities in leading the company. In his new role, the company’s senior leadership team will report to Frigge and he will continue to report to Brown.

In 2013, he took responsibility for the day-to-day business team at Hartzell Propeller in addition to marketing and brand building efforts. Previously he spent 10 years as finance manager at Proctor & Gamble. He is a 2001 cum laude graduate of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance and Economics.

Hartzell Propeller is the global leader in advanced technology aircraft propeller design and manufacturing for business, commercial and government customers. The company designs next generation propellers with innovative “blended airfoil” technology and manufactures them with revolutionary machining centers, robotics and custom resin transfer molding curing stations. 

Hartzell Propeller and its sister company, Hartzell Engine Technologies LLC, form the general aviation business unit of Tailwind Technologies Inc. For more info on Hartzell Propeller, go to

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