MDM Interview: Kaman’s Expansion Strategy

On Nov. 1, Kaman Corp., Bloomfield, CT, reported third-quarter sales of $359.5 million. A key driver behind that sales growth was Kaman Industrial Technologies, the power transmission, bearing and motion control distribution arm of Kaman Corp., which posted a year-over-year sales increase of 37 percent in the quarter.

Steve Smidler recently took on the role of president at Kaman Industrial Technologies when T. Jack Cahill retired after serving in that post for 17 years. Smidler and Vice President of Marketing David Mayer spoke with MDM Associate Editor Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier at the Power Transmission Distributors Association 50th Anniversary Industry Summit in Phoenix about Kaman’s goals and the outlook for the industry.

MDM: As the new president of Kaman Industrial Technologies, what are your goals for the company, and how will your experience help you attain those goals?

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