Walbro names new president and CEO

Walbro Engine Management has named Matthew Riddle as the company's new President and CEO.

Walbro Engine Management, the world’s largest carburetor manufacturer and leading supplier of ignition, fuel delivery and storage components and systems, announces the appointment of Matthew Riddle as President and Chief Executive Officer. He will immediately assume responsibilities and will succeed Tony Martin, who has stepped down.

Riddle, 48, is a seasoned international executive having served operational and leadership roles at FMC Corporation, United Defense Industries Inc., BAE Systems Inc. and most recently as President of Raytheon International Inc. During his tenure at Raytheon, he helped grow their International business almost two-fold.

“I am honored by the opportunity to lead Walbro into its next chapter, continuing our focus on the customer and our drive on improving performance,” says Riddle. “Walbro has tremendous talent, a long legacy of innovation and a unique position of strength in ignition and fuel system solutions. I look forward to working closely with our leadership team and employees worldwide to drive profitable growth through solutions that help our customers achieve competitive advantage.”

A patented inventor, Riddle is active with the Boy Scouts and sits on the board of the National Philharmonic. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University. Riddle is married with three children and his interests include his family, the outdoors, reading, automobiles, hunting and fishing.