BLOOMFIELD, Conn. — Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation has announced the appointment of Tribby Warfield to the additional role of Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Automation, Control & Energy (AC&E) platform effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Tribby joined Kaman Distribution in August 2014 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of its Fluid Power platform, a position she will continue to hold going forward. Kaman Distribution operates through three product platforms: Bearings & Power Transmission; Fluid Power; and AC&E. Tribby will continue to report to Steve Smidler, Kaman Distribution’s President.
“We are very pleased that Tribby has agreed to undertake expanded responsibilities with the assumption of leadership of our Automation business,” Smidler said. "Our AC&E & Fluid Power platforms are very much aligned in terms of customer base, product portfolio and go to market strategies. Having Tribby lead both platforms will support strategy development and accelerate the commercial synergy and operating control between these businesses leveraging the strengths and capabilities of each."
Before joining Kaman, Tribby served as President, North America Commercial for Gates Corporation where she led all commercial activity for Gates Power Transmission and Fluid Power in the United States, Canada and Mexico. She previously served as President, North America Power Transmission. Tribby’s career with the Gates Corporation spanned over 25 years and included an extensive global background serving eleven years in Europe in key management and operational roles across Gates’ European Divisions including assignments as Vice President of Gates Industrial Power Transmission operations, headquartered in Erembodegem, Belgium. She also served as Gates Global Business Director for the Automotive Original Equipment division located in Aachen, Germany as well as Sales and Marketing Director for Gates Fluid Power operations in St. Neots, United Kingdom. Tribby’s early years at Gates included a variety of roles including business development, product marketing and field sales management.
Warfield succeeds Gary Haseley at AC&E, upon his planned retirement from the Company.
Kaman Distribution is a segment of Kaman Corporation, The company is a distributor of industrial parts, and operates more than 200 customer service centers and five distribution centers across North America.