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2016 Top 40 Industrial Distributors

18. Kaman Distribution Group – Top Industrial Distributors

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Headquarters: Bloomfield, CT
2015 Revenues: $1.2 billion
Change in Sales from 2014: 1.3% 
: 2,294
Locations: 250
2015 Acquisitions: Calkins Fluid Power Inc.; G.C. Fabrication Inc.; Timken Alcor Aerospace Technologies Inc.; GRW Bearings
Key Executives: Steve Smidler, president; Al Lariviere, senior vice president, finance; Tom Weihsmann, senior vice president and general manager; Tribby Warfield, senior vice president and general manager; David Mayer, vice president, marketing

Kaman Distribution Group, one of the business units of Kaman Corp., has three distribution product platforms: bearings and mechanical power transmission; automation, control and energy; and power transmission; and fluid power.

The company has been focused on growing both through acquisition – with a focus on expanding its newer platforms, including fluid power – and organically.  According to a recent investor presentation, supplier consolidation, increased factory automation and cross-selling opportunities across platforms are key drivers for organic growth. 

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