Malissa Nesmith

Senior Director of Business Development

Malissa Nesmith has over 25 years of aviation experience, including aftermarket support, MRO and aerospace manufacturing.  She is active with Kaman customer visits, trade shows, marketing and communications.  She has also been a member of numerous trade organizations, including NBAA, AEA, ASA, and has sate on the boards of The Wichita Aero Club, ADMA, and GAMA.

Image of Kelly Gay

Kelly Gay has been actively working in the Aerospace field for over a decade and most recently joined our Kaman Air Vehicles division in October as the SH-2G Program Manager.



Tuesday, January 28, 2020 to Thursday, January 30, 2020
Terry Fogarty standing in front of K-MAX helicopter

Terry Fogarty, Senior Director of Business Development for Kaman Air Vehicles, has a long history in both military and commercial helicopters. He started his career with a four-year tour in the U.S. Navy, where he worked on HH-2D, SH-2D, and SH02F helicopters. In May 1980, he was honorably discharged from the military, and joined Kaman three months later.

Brad Smelser using radio to speak with pilots

Brad Smelser, Senior Manager of K-MAX® Customer Service, has dedicated his career to learning about helicopters, maintenance, and everything else that goes along with rotary wing aircraft. A wealth of knowledge and experience, he has worked in Kaman's blade shop, transmission shop, and every other sub-shop at our Bloomfield, Connecticut facility.

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