Mitch Snyder Named Bell Helicopter President, CEO; Scott Donnelly Comments

Mitch Snyder
Mitch Snyder

Mitch Snyder, formerly executive vice president of military business at Bell Helicopter, has been named president and CEO of the Textron (NYSE: TXT) subsidiary.

He will succeed John Garrison, who moved to Terex Corp. (NYSE: TEX) as president and CEO, Textron said Thursday.

Snyder previously led Bell Helicopter’s government business operations and oversaw the V-22 Osprey program.

“He will focus on extending the great success we’ve built for established programs like the V-22 and H-1 military programs, while also growing our strong pipeline of new products such as the 525 Relentless, 505 Jet Ranger X and the V-280 Valor, to name just a few, ” said Scott Donnelly, Textron chairman and CEO.

The three-decade aerospace and defense industry veteran held leadership roles in engineering, business and manufacturing at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) before he joined Bell Helicopter in 2004.

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