Kaman Names Coogan as its New CFO

Former CFO Starr will work with Coogan and Kaman's leadership team to ensure a smooth transtion over the rest of July.
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Kaman Distribution Group (NYSE:KAMN), which is based in Bloomfield, Connecticut, has named James Coogan as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately. Coogan replaced Robert Starr as the company’s new CFO.

Starr will continue to be employed by Kaman as executive vice president through the end of this month and will work with Coogan and the Kaman leadership team to help ensure a smooth transition.

Prior to his promotion, Coogan served as the vice president for investor relations and corporate development at Kaman. Coogan joined Kaman in 2008 as manager of external reporting and SEC compliance, during which time he helped improve Kaman’s SEC reporting systems and controls.

He also served as the company’s vice president for investor relations and assistant vice president of  SEC compliance and external reporting, in addition to serving as the company’s primary contact with the investment community,

Coogan played a key role in the company’s acquisition of Bal Seal in 2020 and the divestiture of Kaman Distribution Group in 2019.

As CFO, Coogan will oversee financial reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and financial planning and analysis. He continues to oversee the company’s investor relations and corporate development functions.

“During his 12-year career at Kaman, Jamie (Coogan) has demonstrated deep financial acumen, a strong strategic mindset and proven leadership abilities, said Kaman’s Ian K. Walsh, chairman, president and CEO. “He has served in several positions with increasing responsibility across the organization and has played a key role in the development of the company’s growth strategies.

“Jamie brings a diverse skill set to the CFO role which will prove invaluable as we continue to deliver on our long-term value creation initiatives.”

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