Krisstie Kondrotis, a more than three-decade business development veteran, has joined aircraft component manufacturing companyÂ GKN AerospaceÂ as president of defense business.
Twenty-year legal professional Julie Smyth will formally join GKN Aerospace on Nov. 25 as general counsel and she will be responsible for overseeingÂ legal, risk and compliance functions, the companyÂ said.
Both appointees will report to GKN Aerospace CEO Hans Buthker and serve on itsÂ executive committee.
Most recently, Kondrotis was senior vice president of defense programs and business development at Spirit Aerosystems. She previously held VP roles at NorthropÂ Grumman (NYSE: NOC), CACI International (NYSE: CACI) and General Dynamicsâ (NYSE: GD)Â information technology unit.
Prior to GDIT, she worked in leadership roles at Lockheed Martinâs (NYSE: LMT) aeronautics segment for over 20 years.Â Kondrotis will be based in Dallas.
SmythÂ previously served as chief counsel ofÂ BAE Systems‘ air and military air and information businesses. She will be based in London.