Richard R. Barnhart

Executive Vice President Kaman Corporation and President Kaman Aerospace Group
Richard R. Barnhart, President Kaman Aerospace Group

Richard R. Barnhart is President of Kaman Corporation’s Aerospace Group.  He is responsible for Kaman’s worldwide aerospace businesses, which are located in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico and India. Rick reports to Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kaman. 

Prior to joining Kaman Rick retired from The Barnes Group as Senior Vice President and President of Barnes Aerospace following a tenure of divisional leadership and advancement across a number of the company’s Aerospace and Distribution divisions.  Prior to his service with Barnes, Barnhart was President of Kaman’s Aerostructures division.  He began his career with Price Waterhouse and spent a decade in increasingly responsible operating roles with United Technologies and Pratt & Whitney.

In announcing Barnhart’s appointment Neal Keating stated, “Rick’s track record of driving profitable long-term growth make him ideally suited to serve as the leader of our Aerospace segment.  His diverse experience and focus within the Aerospace industry, particularly across a number of companies with varied end markets, position him to drive further business development and continued operational improvement.”

Rick received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut, and he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Vermont.