Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Michael J. Lyon has been appointed to the position of Vice President - Tax, reporting to Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Lyon succeeds John Lockwood in the position and joins Kaman from Gerber Scientific, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of integrated automation equipment and software, where he served as Vice President – Corporate Tax. At Gerber he was the senior tax executive responsible for worldwide transaction planning, transfer pricing, accounting for income taxes, tax compliance and supervision of tax audits.
Prior to joining Gerber, Lyon was Tax Director for Lydall, Inc., a diversified manufacturer with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Before assuming his role at Lydall, he was Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax, LLP and prior to that, Director of Taxation at the Top-Flite Golf Company and Sr. Tax Manager at Dexter Corporation. He also previously served as Tax Manager at Coopers & Lybrand and Senior Accountant at Downey, Sweeney, Fitzgerald & Co.
“Mike brings an impressive range of domestic and international experience in the tax area, and I know he will play a critical role in Kaman’s future,” stated Starr. “His demonstrated record of success supervising tax functions in multinational corporation settings as well as public accounting make him a valuable addition to the Kaman team,” he added.Lyon received his J.D. from Western New England College School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar shortly after his graduation. He is a CPA and earned his B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Western New England College. Mike and his wife reside in Springfield, Massachusetts. About Kaman Corporation Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts business in the aerospace and industrial distribution markets. The company produces and/or markets widely used proprietary aircraft bearings and components; complex metallic and composite aerostructures for commercial, military and general aviation fixed and rotary wing aircraft; aerostructure engineering design analysis and FAA certification services; safe and arm solutions for missile and bomb systems for the U.S. and allied militaries; subcontract helicopter work; and support for the company's SH-2G Super Seasprite maritime helicopters and K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopters. The company is a leading distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution locations across North America. Kaman offers more than four million items including bearings, mechanical power transmission, electrical, material handling, motion control, fluid power, 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.