Kaman Corp. announced today that Carroll K. Lane has been appointed a senior VP of Kaman Corp. and president of its Air Vehicles and Precision Products Divisions. Lane joins Kaman from Pratt & Whitney, where he was the president of commercial engines and led the development, program management, and aftermarket operations of the company’s portfolio of large commercial engines. He succeeds Darlene Smith, who is retiring at the end of the year.
Lane has expertise in P&L management, strategic planning, and investor relations and spent close to a decade at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), now Raytheon Technologies Corp. Prior to leading Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engines business, Lane served in positions of increasing responsibility with UTC, including VP of investor relations, VP of Pratt & Whitney’s commercial engines aftermarket organization, and as a corporate strategy executive. Prior to joining UTC, Lane was a director with CSP Associates, an aerospace and defense advisory firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
“Carroll’s strong leadership, track record, and expertise within the aerospace and defense industries uniquely positions him to lead our Air Vehicles and Precision Products businesses as we look toward executing on the key growth strategies for our precision products and air vehicles businesses,” stated Ian K. Walsh, president and CEO. “We are delighted to have Carroll join our leadership team, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to position our precision products and new autonomous flight systems capabilities to be best in class for our warfighters and commercial customers around the world.”
Lane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Williams College. He also served in the United States Marine Corps as a naval aviator.
About Kaman Corp.
Kaman Corp., founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut, conducts business in the aerospace and defense, industrial, and medical markets. Kaman produces and markets proprietary aircraft bearings and components; super precision, miniature ball bearings; proprietary spring energized seals, springs and contacts; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; safe and arming solutions for missile and bomb systems for the United States and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; restoration, modification and support of our SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters; manufacture and support of our heavy lift K-MAX® manned helicopter, the K-MAX TITAN unmanned helicopter and the KARGO UAV unmanned aerial system, a purpose-built autonomous medium-lift logistics vehicle. More information is available at www.kaman.com.
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