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Steven Smidler Starts as New Kaman Industrial President

Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN), Bloomfield, CT, announced that Steven J. Smidler has assumed the role of president of its subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (KIT).

Smidler succeeds T. Jack Cahill, who retired.

Smidler, 51, joined Kaman in December 2009 as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KIT. He joined the company from Lenze Americas Corporation where he served as Executive Vice President, with responsibility for marketing, sales, finance, business systems and product technology for the Americas.

"Jack did a tremendous job in building a company culture at KIT that is based on integrity, dedication, technical capability and hard work. I am very appreciative of the way that the organization has welcomed and engaged me, and I look forward to working closely with our people as we continue to pursue the strategic objectives of the company," Smidler said.

KIT is a distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America.

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