Windsor, Connecticut (October 12, 2011) — Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation (Kaman) today announced that it has been honored as part of the InformationWeek 500. Each year, InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing. Past honorees have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum.
"We are thrilled to have received this recognition from InformationWeek," said Brian Lombardo, Sr. Director, Business Systems for Kaman. "Kaman has made significant investments in our IT infrastructure geared towards increasing operational efficiencies and productivity in order to enhance our customers' experiences. The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) project, for which we have received this recognition, is a ground-breaking business model within the Industrial Distribution industry. Kaman is at the forefront of changing the way the industrial distribution business is conducted, making it easy for both customers and suppliers to do business with us."
"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."
Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/
Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Kaman is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power and automation and MRO supplies to customers in virtually every industry. Additionally, Kaman provides engineering, design and support for automation, electrical, linear, hydraulic and pneumatic systems as well as belting and rubber fabrication, customized mechanical services, hose assemblies, repair, fluid analysis and motor management. Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation is a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation. Kaman Corporation (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN), founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. More information is available at www.kaman.com.