Jeffery A. Ames

Vice President and General Manager, Automation
Jeffrey Ames, Vice President and General Manager, Automation

Jeff Ames joined Kaman in 2017 as Vice President, General Manager of the Automation platform reporting to Al Lariviere, Kaman Distribution Group’s President.

Jeff possesses over 25 years of experience in engineered products and systems businesses, with roles spanning commercial, technical, and operational responsibilities. Prior to joining Kaman, Jeff served as General Manager at Eaton Corporation where he led commercial, technical and operations activity in Eaton’s notification business. He previously served as Business Unit Manager for Eaton’s Wright Line business. Jeff’s career at Eaton spanned 17 years and included earlier assignments of increasing responsibility in product line management, sales, and acquisition integration. Prior to Eaton, Jeff held positions at Schneider Electric’s industrial controls business in various commercial and technical roles and at International Business Machines. 

Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Marist College. He resides near Worcester, MA and is based out of the Kaman Automation facility in Franklin, MA