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ON FINAL APPROACH
Kaman Helicopters
Restructures; Names New Product Group GMs
The Helicopters Division of Kaman MAX for a crucial demonstration flight.
Aerospace Corporation recently an- This demonstration will be followed by
nounced that it has reorganized around an RFP that could pave the way for an ini-
product groups, with newly appointed tial contract award from the U.S. Marines.
general managers for each. “The reorga- • Bob Manaskie, who previously
nization, effective immediately, is in- served as manager, SH-2 Programs, has
tended to support aggressive business Kaman Helicopter HeliworX™ full-ser- been named general manager of the Heli-
goals and a more strategic approach to vice aerospace innovation and manufac- copter Aftermarket Group. In his new ca-
achieving growth and sales,” said Sal Bor- turing support center. pacity, Manaskie is responsible for leading
donaro, Helicopters Division President. • Terry Fogarty has been appointed aftermarket activities in the Division, in-
• Tim Bates has been named general general manager for the Unmanned Air- cluding the K-MAX program requirement.
manager of the Blade Center of Excel- craft Systems (UAS) Group. Fogarty has • John Shelanskas has been named
lence and Subcontract Product Group. managed a range of programs in the Heli- Acting Director of the Operations support
Bates, who previously served as Director copters Division, most recently its K- organization. “The product group general
of Operations, will focus solely on devel- MAX and UAS development efforts as managers will be responsible for all as-
oping and growing all aspects of blade Director of K-MAX programs. The pects of their business, including business
business and managing the existing air- UAS group, in conjunction with its part- development, revenue generation, and
craft subcontract efforts. Innovation in ner, Lockheed Martin, (Team K-MAX) profits,” Bordonaro said. “This is our
helicopter composite rotor blade technol- has a significant business opportunity and path to profitable growth and a very ex-
ogy is a rapidly growing business at the is currently preparing an unmanned K- citing future.”

HELI-EXPO BOOTH #2629
42 ROTORCRAFT PROFESSIONAL • January 2010
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