Neal J. Keating

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Neal J.  Keating, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Neal J. Keating is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, having joined the Company in September 2007. In this role, Neal provides leadership for the business which serves the global defense, commercial aerospace, and industrial markets.

Prior to Kaman, Mr. Keating has served as Chief Operating Officer at Hughes Supply, a $5.4 billion industrial distributor, as Chief Executive Officer of GKN Aerospace, a $1 billion aerospace subsidiary of GKN, Plc, serving also as Executive Director on the Board of Directors of GKN Plc and as a member of the Board of Directors of Agusta-Westland Helicopter. From 1978 to 2002, he served in increasingly senior positions at Rockwell International with his final assignment being Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Rockwell Collins, Commercial Systems.

Mr. Keating serves on the Board of Directors for Hubbell, Inc., the MAPI Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors for Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), as a Trustee of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Avon Old Farms School.

Mr. Keating holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois and earned his MBA from The University of Chicago. He competes in triathlons and is a three time finisher of the Boston Marathon. Since 2001, he has used his participation in these events to raise money in support of the families of our fallen hero's through Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, the Marine Corp/Law Enforcement Foundation and the Navy SEAL Foundation.  Neal and his family reside in Farmington, CT.