Member News: Leadership Changes at Kaman and Gates

NFPA Member Company News

NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s updates come from Kaman Corporation and Gates Corporation.

Kaman logo NFPA member news Kaman Corporation recently announced that Alphonse J. Lariviere Jr. has been appointed to President of the company’s distribution segment. The position had previously been held by Steven J. Smidler. Lariviere has been with Kaman since 2004, most recently serving as Senior Vice President – Finance and Administration of the Distribution segment. Read the full release here.

Gates logo NFPA member newsGates Corporation recently announced the appointment of Grant Gawronski to President, Americas Region, a position that reports to the Chief Executive Officer, Ivo Jurek. In his new role, Gawronski will work on the Americas Regional strategies, specifically focusing on the Gates’ Commercial Original Equipment and Replacement businesses as well as the company’s Oil and Gas business interests. Gawronski was most recently Group President – Electrical Industrial and Infrastructure at Eaton Corporation and had also spent 10 years at Cooper Industries. Read the full release here.

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