Ian Walsh, president and CEO of Kaman, has succeeded Neal Keating as chairman of the board of directors at the Bloomfield, Connecticut-based aerospace company.
Walsh has held the dual role since September 2020 and assumed board leadership responsibilities when Keating retired after more than 13 years of service, Kaman said Wednesday.
Keating led the company through organic growth and acquisition efforts and drove its expansion into the aerospace, defense, medical and industrial markets during his tenure.
Prior to Kaman, Walsh worked in various leadership positions at REV Group, Textron (NYSE: TXT), TRU Simulation and Training and Bell Helicopter.
The certified Six Sigma Black Belt previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an officer and a naval aviator.