George Whittier has been named Chief Executive Officer of Fairbanks Morse, effective Jan. 27.

Whittier ran the Fairbanks Morse division from 2009 to 2012. He returns to the company after successful growth-oriented leadership positions at Precision Castparts Corporation, Regal Beloit Corporation, and The Morey Corporation.

Whittier brings a strong working knowledge of the business, extensive relationships both inside and outside of the company, and a long track record of operational excellence. Whittier has replaced Deepak Navnith, who will continue his tenure with EnPro Industries.

Fairbanks Morse, which has a production facility in Beloit, has been providing power generation products for over 125 years.