About Woodward

Woodward is the global leader in the design, manufacturing, and service of energy conversion and control solutions for the aerospace and industrial equipment markets. Today we have more than 8000 employees worldwide with manufacturing plants and offices in 13 countires.

Woodward is founded in 1870 with headquater in Fort Collins, Colorado.


Woodward is the global leader in Energy Conversion and Control Solutions for the Aerospace and Industrial equipment markets. Together with our customers, we are enabling the path to a cleaner, decarbonized world. Our innovative members drive our success, delivering excellence in customer satisfaction while providing superior shareholder returns.


Our Focus is to be the global leader in Energy Conversion and Control Solutions – for all forms of energy – to enhance living standards and global quality of life. This includes energy from a variety of fuels including fossil, sustainable, and renewable. It also includes energy from the sun, wind, and water – all of which can be converted into electrical power, motion, fluid power, and propulsion.

Woodward Bulgaria is producing parts for the commercial and defense aerospace business. Our culture promotes and values ethical business, inclusion, innovation and integrity, and we have the application knowledge and technical depth needed to tackle any challenge presented.

Through our strong culture of collaboration and commitment to achieving positive outcomes, we are always innovating for a better future.
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Emil Iliev – General Manager at Woodward Bulgaria
Emil Iliev has been a General Manager at Woodward Bulgaria since 2011.
He started his career over 33 years ago in various management positions in companies in Bulgaria from the sectors of oil refining and heavy engineering. Since 2010, he has been an Operational Director at IDS Solar – an enterprise of IDS Switzerland in Sofia, which was acquired by Woodward Inc. the following year and integrated into the structure of a successful 150 year old corporation.
After graduating a German Language school, Emil studied economics and over the years had the opportunity to acquire additional training, knowledge and experience through cooperation with leading international companies in the processing industry and engineering.
Since 2015, Woodward Bulgaria has launched a project for manufacturing of products for the aircraft industry. The project has been successful and is in continuous development with a diversification of products to be assembled in civil and military aircraft.
At the heart of the successful project, Emil relies on a talented team of enthusiastic young engineers and specialists, with whose active support the enterprise is starting a new project for diversification and increase in production capacity in 2022.