Appoints Veteran Executive to Oversee Operations
WOODLAND PARK, NEW JERSEY, February 18, 2019 – Kearfott Corporation has named Murray Kennedy as its new president, effective immediately. As president, Kennedy is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of Kearfott’s Guidance & Navigation Division facility in Woodland Park, New Jersey; Motion Systems Division facilities in Black Mountain, North Carolina and Matamoros, Mexico; and engineering technology centers in Clearwater, Florida and Bensenville, Illinois. He reports directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Ronald Zelazo.
“Murray Kennedy has built an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments throughout his career,” said Dr. Zelazo. “The Board unanimously agreed that Murray’s leadership experience coupled with his strategic thinking and proven ability to deliver results make him the right person to execute Kearfott’s strategic priorities of sustainable growth and unparalleled customer service.”
Kennedy brings 25 years of executive and industry-specific experience to this leadership role. Most recently, he spent seven years as president for L-3 Technologies Electron Devices Division in Torrance, California, where he was responsible for a $250M business that produced high-power, high-frequency amplifiers and subsystems for military and commercial applications.
Prior to this, Kennedy served for five years as president and chief executive officer of WashTec/Mark VII Equipment in Arvada, Colorado, where he was responsible for the growth and expansion of the company’s North American operations specializing in innovative vehicle washing solutions. Before that, he spent over 12 years at Richardson Electronics Limited in LaFox, Illinois, as executive vice president and general manager of the Electron Device Group; responsible for four diverse business units within the Industrial Power and Electron Device Group.
Kennedy holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, and a Master of Business degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
About Kearfott Corporation
For 100 years, Kearfott has demonstrated a commitment to quality, reliability, and cutting-edge technology for guidance, navigation, and motion-control products. Kearfott’s products guide spacecraft and strategic missiles; navigate autonomous undersea vehicles; provide navigation, pointing, and weapon fire control for ground radars, mobile and towed artillery, and military transport vehicles; flight control actuators for missiles, UAVs, helicopters, and military and commercial aircraft; and precision, ruggedized components that measure angle and position in a wide range of applications. Kearfott is a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America, a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. For more information on Kearfott’s innovative solutions and proven technologies: www.kearfott.com.
About Astronautics Corporation of America
Astronautics Corporation of America, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of avionics equipment and systems for the commercial and military aerospace industry. Key product areas include electronic primary flight and engine displays, connected aircraft and cyber solutions, electronic flight bags, and certified servers for airborne applications. Services include avionics system integration and custom software for critical applications. Since its founding in 1959, Astronautics has been providing trusted, reliable, and tailored engineering solutions to help clients achieve mission success. Astronautics is the parent company of Kearfott Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey.