Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) today announced that Gregory T. Troy, has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice – Human Resources, reporting to Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and CEO.
Troy joins Kaman from Force Protection of Ladson, SC, a manufacturer and services company of military defense vehicles. Force Protection had been a publicly traded company with revenues of more than $700 million and was recently acquired by General Dynamics. Mr. Troy was Force Protection’s Chief Human Resources Officer, was an active member of the Executive Committee, and led their global human capital transformation and process improvement initiative. Prior to joining Force Protection he served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Modine Manufacturing of Racine, WI, a NYSE listed global manufacturer of thermal management systems. Throughout his career Troy has served in a number of increasingly responsible human resource positions at companies including OMNOVA Solutions, Inc. of Fairlawn, OH; Bosch Corporation (formerly known as AlliedSignal Automotive Braking Systems-Americas Division, South Bend, IN); and Mobil Corporation – Plastics Division, Rochester NY.
“I am very pleased to have Greg join the Kaman team. He brings a wealth of experience in key areas such as organizational development, talent management and a global perspective which are all critical to enabling us to achieve our growth goals,” commented Keating.
Troy received his Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of San Francisco. He served in the United States Army from 1979 to 1986 as a transportation officer in the United States and Europe, attaining the rank of Captain. Greg and his wife, Barbara, plan to relocate to Connecticut from the Charleston, SC area later this year.
Troy succeeds the retiring Lowell J. Hill, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, capping a lengthy and distinguished career in human resources. Hill has served as Kaman’s Chief Human Resources officer since 2001.
Keating added, “On behalf of the Company I want to thank Lowell for his many contributions to Kaman during his decade of service. He has been a valued member of my team and I wish he and Sherrie the best in their well deserved retirement.”
About Kaman Corporation
Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company’s SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. More information is available at www.kaman.com.