Kaman Industrial Technologies Named Frito-Lay's 2001 Supplier of the Year

April 03, 2002

WINDSOR, Conn.--April 3-- (NASDAQ:KAMNA) Kaman Industrial Technologies has been recognized as Supplier of the Year by Frito-Lay North America. The selection criteria for the award included rapid execution of partnership programs, best-in-class customer service, delivery of significant documented savings and total value-added services.

Kaman Industrial Technologies provides a variety of products and services to Frito-Lay's manufacturing facilities located throughout North America, including their industrial maintenance, repair, operating and power transmission needs.

"Kaman's resolve to provide top quality customer service and reduce our cost of doing business is evidenced by their outstanding accomplishments over the past year," said Paul Zmigrosky, vice president strategic sourcing at Frito-Lay. "We are proud to present this award to Kaman, with great confidence in a continued commitment to our evolving partnership."

"This success was achieved through the sincere and dedicated efforts of the employees of both companies working in a partnership to increase productivity and reliability while reducing cost," said T. Jack Cahill, president, Kaman Industrial Technologies. "Kaman is dedicated and honored to support Frito-Lay as they pursue achievement of their strategic objectives."

About Frito-Lay, Inc.
Frito-Lay, Inc. is the convenience food division of PepsiCo, Inc., based in Purchase, N.Y. Frito-Lay is the market leader in half of the world's top 10 snack chip markets with operations in 45 countries and a family of global multi-billion dollar brands including Lay's Potato Chips, Doritos Tortilla Chips, Ruffles Potato Chips, Tostitos Tortilla Chips and Cheetos Cheese Flavored Snacks.

About Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
A subsidiary of Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ:KAMNA) of Bloomfield, Conn., Kaman Industrial Technologies is one of the nation's largest industrial distributors, supplying products and providing high value-added technical services to approximately 50,000 customers in virtually every North American industry. Based in Windsor, Conn., the company offers more than one million individual items in seven product groups: bearings, power transmission, electrical/electronic drive, fluid power, material handling, linear motion and accessory items. For more information visit http://www.KamanDirect.com.

 

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David H. Mayer
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