Posted July 21, 2020

Kaman Distribution makes executive appointments

Kaman Distribution Group announced the appointment of Stephen Martin as vice president – general counsel, and John Crawford as vice president of human resources.

Most recently, Martin served as general counsel and corporate secretary for Accuride Corporation. He will be instrumental in setting up the legal department of Kaman Distribution, overseeing all corporate governance matters, providing broad-based legal support to diverse corporate disciplines, and be a legal advisor on mergers and acquisitions. Martin holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami and the University of Southern California, respectively. He received his law degree and graduated Cum Laude from Duke University School of Law. In addition, he served in the U.S. Air Force for six years and received multiple military honors.

Crawford most recently was the director of human resources for Barnes Group, with responsibility for four global business units. He will be integral in driving the business culture by creating alignment between employees and the vision and strategy of the organization. Crawford will also play a major role in leading diversity initiatives, creating and invigorating early career development programs, and leading the human resource elements of mergers and acquisitions. In addition to his time at Barnes Group, he also has held positions at Titan America, Honeywell, and Mitsui-Kinzoku. Crawford holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctor from Albany School of Law.

“The addition of Steve and John to the Kaman Distribution team is a significant milestone in our evolution as a stand-alone company,” said Ben Mondics, president and CEO of KDG. “They both bring a wealth of knowledge, extensive experience in key leadership roles, and a passion for winning that will be critical in helping build KDG into the premier platform in the industrial distribution industry. These hires show our continuing commitment to investing in talented and experienced team members. We look forward to their contributions as we continue to execute our strategic plans for growth.”