Joseph Lubenstein to Succeed Walter Kozlow as President of Kaman Aerospace Corporation

June 26, 2001

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--June 26-- Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ:KAMNA) today announced the appointment of Joseph H. Lubenstein as president of its Kaman Aerospace Corp. subsidiary, succeeding Walter R. Kozlow, who is retiring after 41 years with the company. The appointment is effective July 9.

Lubenstein, 53, joins Kaman from the Pratt & Whitney division of United Technologies Corporation, where he held a variety of leadership positions across the company in engineering, manufacturing, large commercial engines and aftermarket. He most recently was vice president, Quality.

Paul R. Kuhn, chairman and CEO of Kaman Corp., said, "We are very pleased to have someone of Joe's caliber to head this core business for us. His depth of experience in manufacturing operations, program management and customer support will be invaluable to the business as we go forward.

"I also want to express my appreciation to Walter Kozlow for his many years of service to the company. Walter has been an outstanding leader of Kaman Aerospace and he leaves behind an organization highly motivated to continuing the Kaman legacy of excellence and innovation. I wish him well in his retirement."

Lubenstein joined Pratt & Whitney as a performance engineer in 1970 after graduating from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering. He subsequently held a variety of increasingly responsible positions in manufacturing, finance and quality assurance, including a promotion in 1991 to plant manager of the company's Southington (Conn.) Operations and in 1994 to general manager of the Rotors and Shafts Product Center where he had worldwide responsibility for all P&W major rotating engine parts. In 1996, he was promoted to vice president and general manager of P&W's flagship product, the PW4000 engine program. In 1997, he was named vice president and general manager, Spares Management, with responsibility for planning and forecasting for P&W's commercial spare parts business. He was named vice president, Quality in early 2001.

In addition to his bachelor's degree, Lubenstein received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1974 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hartford in 1984. He and his wife, Gloria, are residents of East Haddam, Conn.

About Kaman Aerospace Corporation
Kaman Aerospace Corp., based in Bloomfield, manufactures the SH-2G Super Seasprite naval helicopter and K-MAX external lift helicopter, and is a major subcontractor for commercial and military aircraft structures and components, including applications for all current Boeing commercial airliners and the C-17 transport, as well as various models of the MD Helicopters family.

Kaman Aerospace is a leading manufacturer of safe, arm and fuzing devices for missiles, mass memory systems, specialized RF and microwave cabling for aerospace applications, precision measuring systems, elecro-optic systems, and compact electromagnetic motors and generators.

About Kaman Corporation
In addition to aerospace, Kaman Corporation also conducts business in the industrial distribution and music distribution markets.

 

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