Thomas A. (Tom) Corcoran
is President and CEO
Gemini Air Cargo, Inc.
, which is owned by The Carlyle Group
. He is also President of Corcoran Enterprises, LLC, a management- consulting firm.
Mr. Corcoran began his career in 1967 at the General Electric Company. He joined
GE Aerospace in 1983 and subsequently held a series of key general management assignments, including general manager of
GE Aircraft Instruments and general manager of
GE Communications Systems, where he led business turnarounds. Subsequently, Mr. Corcoran was named vice president and general manager of
GE Government Electronic Systems, and then served as vice president and general manager of
GE Ocean & Radar Systems, where he also led a business turnaround. In 1991, he was appointed vice president and general manager of GE Aerospace Operations, and in that role had responsibility for all manufacturing and sourcing throughout GE Aerospace’s 13 business units. In addition to his leadership role in operations, Mr. Corcoran also had profit and loss responsibility for five of GE Aerospace’s business units with total revenues of $2.5 billion.
In 1993, Mr. Corcoran became President of Martin Marietta Corporation’s
Electronics Group when General Electric sold its aerospace business to Martin Marietta.
Lockheed Martin named Mr. Corcoran president and chief operating officer, electronics sector, upon the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta in 1995. Under his leadership, the electronics business grew from $3.5 billion to $8 billion in annual revenues, while expanding profit margins, and blending successfully the cultures of eighteen separate business units. In October of 1998, Mr. Corcoran was appointed president and chief operating officer, space and strategic missiles sector, for Lockheed Martin Corporation where he initiated a business turn around. In September of 1999 he was appointed President and CEO of Allegheny Teledyne where he implemented the spin off to three separate public companies and improved earnings performance.
Mr. Corcoran earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and is a graduate of the GE Management Program. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Stevens Institute of Technology and has also been a trustee at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a 1996 recipient of the Stevens Honor Award, presented to Stevens’s alumni for notable achievement in their selected fields of endeavor. Mr. Corcoran also is a member of the Boards of Directors of
L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. and
REMEC, Inc. Mr. Corcoran is active in the American Ireland Fund, which promotes educational, cultural and economic development projects in Ireland. In 1997, he was corporate chairman for the fund’s National Gala in Washington, D.C., and he has been co-chairman since 1998. He was selected in 1998, 1999 and 2000 for Irish America Magazine’s “Business 100”.