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Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation, announced on March 9 that Darlene Smith has been appointed vice president and general manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) division, effective April 2, 2018.
In this role, Smith will lead Kaman’s aircraft OEM operations including sales, production and support of the K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the worldwide fleet of SH-2G Super Seasprite naval helicopters.
Smith has over 35 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, including more than two decades with Pratt & Whitney where she held a number of increasingly responsible positions.
She joined Kaman in 2001 where her experience crossed a variety of functional areas including operations, supply chain, OEM aftermarket sales, logistics, continuous improvement and business systems. She most recently served as Kaman’s vice president of supply chain and enterprise performance.
During her career, Smith has been certified by APICS (CPIM) and obtained a Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds a master of management degree from Cambridge College.