Brian E. Barents

Class 3 Director
Brian Barents, Class 3 Director

Brian Barents has been a director at Kaman Corporation since 1966. He has served as a director of Aerion Corporation, a leading aerodynamics technology company, since 2002 and was Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation from October 2017 to August 2019. He is also a retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Aerospace Company LP, serving at the company in that capacity as well as in the role of Managing Partner from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Barents previously served as the Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Learjet, Inc. from 1989 to 1996, was a senior executive at Toyota Motor Corporation from January 1987 to April 1989, and was a Senior Vice President at Cessna Aircraft Company from 1976 to 1987.

Mr. Barents enjoyed a distinguished military career and retired from the U.S. Air Force as Brigadier General after 34 years of service. He previously served as a director of Nordam Corp., one of the world's largest independently owned aerospace companies; CAE, Inc., a global leader in modeling, simulation, and training for civil aviation and defense; and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, a leading manufacturer of business, special mission, and trainer and light attack aircraft.

The Board believes that Mr. Barents' past experience demonstrates an extensive history of senior executive leadership and Board participation in the aerospace industry. His professional background provides the Kaman Board of Directors with additional perspectives concerning the aerospace industry as it relates to commercial and defense, marketing and sales trends, and acquisitions and international markets.

Class 3 Director, Term expires 2020 Annual Meeting