1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content

Kaman Appoints Kyle Ahlfinger Vice President, Minarik Division

Bloomfield, Connecticut (January 24, 2012) - Kaman Industrial Technologies (KIT) Corporation announced the appointment of Kyle Ahlfinger as Area Vice President of its Minarik Division reporting directly to Steve Smidler, President of KIT. He will join KIT's executive committee.

"We are pleased that Kyle will be leading the Minarik team," said Steve Smidler. "Under his leadership we will continue to fulfill our strategies of sustained growth and market expansion for Minarik while enhancing our unique positioning as the only nationally focused distributor of automation and motion control products in the US. We also look forward to his contributions as a member of Kaman Industrial Technologies' executive team."

Ahlfinger joins Minarik from Flowserve Corporation where he was the Corporate VP and Chief Marketing Officer for the last four years, and was the VP of Marketing for their Flow Control division for the two years prior. He has lived and worked in Europe and has extensive international experience, including Asia which will be an asset to Minarik as we continue to expand and support customers globally. Kyle also has extensive sales, marketing and business management experience in the Automation, Motion and Process Control industries during his time with Rockwell Automation and Honeywell Process Control.

He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. Kyle lives in Irving, Texas with his wife Sandra and will be based out of Dallas.

Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation
Kaman, including Minarik, 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 and automation, material handling, motion control, fluid power 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



Corinne Dumais
Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications
(860) 687-5177