Triumph Group CEO: Phillies ready to repeat

Nothing like a World Series to bring out the fan in everyone, including CEOs.

On a conference call with analysts Tuesday morning, the head of Triumph Group Inc. started his remarks by saying:

Good morning and good morning from Philadelphia, home of the steroid-free world champions who are poised and ready to repeat.

Chairman and CEO Richard C. Ill certainly exuded confidence in the Phillies, even as he expressed concerns about conditions in the aerospace and defense businesses in which Triumph Group operates.

With Chicago-based Boeing Co. as Triumph's biggest customer, Ill probably isn't worried his Phillies pride will be bad for business. But Sikorsky Aircraft, another customer, is based in Stratford, Conn., is another story. Lots of Yankees fans in Sikorsky's home base.