BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — The Kaman Corporation recently announced promotions that will take effect in April, 2017. David Mayer will become Vice President and General Manager of the Kaman Fluid Power (KFP) platform effective April 3, 2017. Eric B. Remington will become Vice President, Government Relations and Communications, and James G. Coogan will become Vice President, Investor Relations effective April 1, 2017.
“Fluid Power has become an integral component of the Distribution Group and we see future strategic growth opportunities to develop it further. David has played a critical role in architecting our Fluid Power platform and he is well prepared for his new assignment,” stated Steven Smidler, President Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation. “In this new role David will assume overall responsibilities for the Fluid Power platform, and the business will remain focused on its business objectives of increasing market share, enhancing the customer experience, and improving operational effectiveness.”
Mayer has been Vice President – Marketing of Kaman Industrial Technologies since 1998 responsible for marketing, product management, supplier relations and fabrication and assembly services. Mayer joined Kaman in 1989 and has served in a number of functional areas including business development, strategic planning, product management and finance. He is a past president of the Power Transmission Distributors Association (PTDA) and previously served in Emhart Corporation’s management development program. Mayer is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a BS in finance and an MBA in international business.
|In another recent announcement, Kaman also stated that Eric B. Remington will become Vice President, Government Relations and Communications and James G. Coogan will become Vice President, Investor Relations effective April 1, 2017. Both officers will report to Robert D. Starr, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.|
Starr said, “Eric has an extensive understanding of the company and its history, management, operations, culture and strategy. His experience with the company and his community service have uniquely qualified him for this position. I believe he is strongly suited for the task of serving as a central point of contact within the company for our various governmental constituencies. In addition, he will continue to build on his existing communications responsibilities to develop and deliver the company’s key messages to audiences both internal and external.”
Remington, a CPA, is currently Kaman’s Vice President, Investor Relations, a role he has held since 2008. He has served in a variety of positions with the company since 1992 including Vice President, Business Development and Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit. Prior to joining Kaman, he was a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young, Hartford.
Remington received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has been an active community volunteer and currently serves as Chairman of the Retirement Commission of the Town of Suffield, Connecticut and has previously served the Town in elected positions as a member of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Education. Remington has served in numerous additional community service roles and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Since joining Kaman in 2008, Coogan has been responsible for external reporting and SEC compliance and was promoted to Assistant Vice President – SEC Compliance and External Reporting in 2013. He is a graduate of the Kaman Leadership Development Program.
“Jamie has been deeply involved with our external reporting and investor communications in his time with the company working closely with both Eric and me,” said Starr. “He brings to the role a strong accounting and financial reporting background along with a thorough understanding of our operations. These factors and the confidence of executive management make him an ideal fit to take on the responsibility to serve as our primary spokesman and point of contact with the investment community.”
Prior to joining Kaman, Coogan held positions with Ann Taylor, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received his Masters of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, and his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut.
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