David Mayer Appointed Fluid Power VP and General Manager

March 22, 2017

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Kaman Distribution Group, the distribution segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), today announced that David Mayer will become Vice President and General Manager of the Kaman Fluid Power (KFP) platform effective April 3, 2017.

David Mayer“Fluid Power has become an integral component of the Distribution Group and we see future strategic growth opportunities to develop it further. David has played a critical role in architecting our Fluid Power platform and he is well prepared for his new assignment,” stated Steven Smidler, President Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation. “In this new role David will assume overall responsibilities for the Fluid Power platform, and the business will remain focused on its business objectives of increasing market share, enhancing the customer experience, and improving operational effectiveness.”

Mayer has been Vice President – Marketing of Kaman Industrial Technologies since 1998 responsible for marketing, product management, supplier relations and fabrication and assembly services. David joined Kaman in 1989 and has served in a number of functional areas including business development, strategic planning, product management and finance. He is a past president of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and previously served in Emhart Corporation’s management development program. Mayer is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a BS in finance and an MBA in international business.

About Kaman
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. Kaman Distribution Group is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates approximately 240 customer service centers and five distribution centers across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com.


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Eric Remington
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