A trusted team of proven leaders

Adeptly guiding success

The CIRCOR global leadership team is comprised by accomplished executives from some of the world’s most respected companies. With deep and diverse expertise, they are the driving force behind our success. View team member bios below.

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Tony Najjar
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Najjar was named President and Chief Executive Officer on August 10, 2022. He previously served as Chief Operation Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer from January 2022 through August 2022. He served as President of the Aerospace and Defense Group from February 2018 through January 2022. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Aerospace and Defense in the Advance Flow Solutions Group from October 2016 to February 2018 and Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Aerospace and Defense Group, from April 2015 to October 2016. Before joining CIRCOR, Mr. Najjar served as Programs Manager, Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Rockwell Collins, a multinational manufacturing company, from October 2011 to April 2015. He has spent nearly 38 years in the aerospace and defense industry in engineering, sales, and general management roles, including leadership positions at Rockwell Collins and Kaiser Aerospace. Mr. Najjar holds both a bachelor's degree and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

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Arjun "AJ" Sharma
Chief Financial Officer & SVP, Business Development

AJ Sharma was named Senior Vice President, Business Development in 2016 and CFO in 2022. Mr. Sharma joined CIRCOR as Vice President, Business Development in 2009. Mr. Sharma oversees the company’s mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning functions. Prior to CIRCOR, Mr. Sharma served as managing director at Global Equity Partners, a venture capital and strategy consulting firm, where he was responsible for executing equity investments and, leading client engagements on acquisitions, divestitures and growth strategy. Prior to that, he was Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at Textron Inc., a $13 billion multi-industry company with a global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses where he was responsible for developing the company’s M&A strategy and leading acquisition and divestiture transactions. Prior to Textron, Mr. Sharma held various positions of increasing responsibility at SPX Corporation, a Fortune 500 multi-industry company, culminating in his appointment as Director of Corporate Development. Sharma is a graduate of the six month PLD Program at Harvard Business School and holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from Drexel University and a Bachelor in Commerce from Delhi University.

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