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Kaman names new president for KIT subsidiary

Bloomfield, CN -- Steven J. Smidler has assumed the role of president of the Kaman Corp. subsidiary, Kaman Ind...


Bloomfield, CN — Steven J. Smidler has assumed the role of president of the Kaman Corp. subsidiary, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corp. (KIT). He succeeds T. Jack Cahill, who has 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 Corp., where he served as executive vice-president, with responsibility for marketing, sales, finance, business systems, and product technology for the Americas. Smidler was also a member of the management committee of the Lenze Group, Germany, and held the positionw of president and treasurer for Lenze Americas and served as treasurer and a board member for the Lenze ACTech production company.

Prior to joining Lenze, Smidler held executive positions at Eaton Corp.’s Powerware Division and Rockwell Automation.