Cadence Aerospace Appoints Kevin W. Martin as Chief Information Officer

Newport Beach, UNITED STATES

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cadence Aerospace, a provider of highly complex aerospace components and assemblies to commercial and defense customers, announces today the appointment of Kevin W. Martin as the Company’s Chief Information Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Martin joins the Cadence Executive Leadership Team and reports to Thomas C. Hutton, Chief Executive Officer for Cadence Aerospace. With Centers of Excellence based in the U.S. and Mexico, Cadence Aerospace serves the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment and other defense platforms.

“As we begin a new calendar year, I am excited to welcome Kevin to Cadence Aerospace as our new Chief Information Officer who assumes global responsibility for all Information Technologies activities,” said Thomas C. Hutton, Chief Executive Officer of Cadence Aerospace. “Kevin is deeply skilled in strategic planning, program management, sales and marketing, and engineering design. And, with exceptional customer relations and interpersonal communications skills, he has demonstrated experience in cross-functional team leadership and successful delivery of multi-million-dollar projects, both on time and within budget. We are confident that his management, analysis and deployment of information and data will reinforce our reputation in the aerospace industry, helping Cadence Aerospace not only become a stronger competitor, but a more influential partner to customers—all contributing to our growth and profitability.”

With more than 30 years of industry experience, Mr. Martin joins Cadence Aerospace after having served Pratt & Whitney (P&W)—an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations and subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (UTC)—for the majority of his career. Most recently, he served P&W as Associate Director—Military Engines Business Development, leading a team of portfolio managers to drive near- and mid-term Sales and Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) for the P&W military engines by developing sales strategies to build market share for both OEM and aftermarket products and services. This role allowed him to develop and maintain detailed market analysis and competitive assessments as well as drive the research, development and financial analysis of aftermarket business cases focused on three primary areas of the P&W business: Fleet Management Programs, Material Management Programs and Performance Based Logistics programs. During 2008-2016, Mr. Martin held the position of Aftermarket Global Operations Strategy Manager at P&W, where he identified, designed, developed and implemented seven major restructuring projects that optimized the company’s Overhaul and Repair network. Mr. Martin also served as the project manager for the P&W relocation of its Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) Overhaul facility from AeroPower in San Diego, CA to West Palm Beach, FL. In conjunction, he led a cross-functional team that developed and executed the transition plan, capital investment and employee hiring and training.

Earlier during his P&W tenure, he served in a number of roles with increasing responsibility, including Program Manager of eBusiness, where he led a team of business managers and IT software developers in designing, developing and delivering P&W’s first employee portal, and developed both short-and long-term plans to use information technology to develop new business opportunities.  Mr. Martin also served as Program Manager, Business Development, Product Marketing Manager, Customer Engineering Manager and Senior Design Engineer, all roles that helped P&W use information and data to become better poised to identify and meet customer needs. 

He also served The Otis Elevator Company, the world's largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, as Program Manager for eFulfillment and Business Intelligence during 2004-2008. In this role, Mr. Martin managed the business intelligence team in designing, developing and deploying of eLogistics data marts and reports. He began his career as a Design Engineer for Rohr Industries, a provider of aerostructures, such as engine-related components, including engine nacelles, thrust reversers, and mounting pylons for military and commercial aircraft.

Mr. Martin holds a Master of Science in eCommerce from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering as well as a license in Airframe and Powerplant from Parks College of St. Louis University, and a Certificate in Creating Strategic Alliances from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. During his career, he also served as a member of the Board of Directors for both Taiwan-based Asian Compressor Technology Services Company Limited (ACTS) and Asian Service Technologies in Singapore.

About Cadence Aerospace
Cadence Aerospace, a portfolio company of Arlington Capital Partners, is a leading aerospace and defense industry supplier committed to achieving success with its business partners through active engagement, aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies, and industry-leading capabilities. The Company’s Centers of Excellence, based in the U.S. and Mexico, produce machined parts, subassemblies, assemblies and repair and overhaul services for the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft, aerostructures, aeroequipment and other defense platforms. With clearly defined products and services, complementary capabilities, positions on programs offering long-term growth, a balanced and global aerospace, commercial and defense portfolio, Cadence Aerospace offers outstanding quality and delivery at cost-competitive prices to aerospace and defense companies globally.

About Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a Washington, D.C.-area private equity firm that has managed $2.2 billion of committed capital via four investment funds, including Arlington's fourth and most recent $700 million fund. Arlington is focused on middle market investment opportunities in growth industries, including: aerospace/defense, government services and technology, healthcare, and business services and software. The firm's professionals and network have a unique combination of operating and private equity experience that enables Arlington to be a value-added investor. Arlington invests in companies in partnership with high quality management teams that are motivated to establish and/or advance their Company's position as leading competitors in their field.

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