Kaman Corp., trying to elevate more women to executive jobs, has appointed two women as assistant vice presidents.
The Bloomfield aerospace and industrial systems manufacturer named Amanda N. Balboni assistant vice president for internal audit.
Rebecca F. Stath was appointed vice president for compliance with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and external reporting.
“We believe these two appointments are evidence of initial steps to honor our commitment to increase the representation of women within our leadership ranks,” spokesman Eric Remington said.
The company last year established Women Advocating Leadership at Kaman to hire, retain and promote more women. The program also seeks to change Kaman’s culture “to be more accepting of women in leadership roles,” give women equal access to development opportunities and create a family-friendly workplace.
Remington said Kaman, which posted sales of $1.8 billion in 2016, does not have a definition of an executive and cannot say how many executives are women. But it’s insufficient, he said.
“We don’t have the results we want,” he said.