Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation announces the appointment of Matt Schatteman as General Sales Manager of its Catching Fluidpower (Catching) division reporting to Tom Weihsmann, Vice President Sales - East. Matt will succeed Rich Guminski who announced his retirement after 43 years of service. Matt will be responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic sales goals of the Catching division. He will lead the sales efforts of the Automation, Hydraulic and Connector product groups. The systems, operations, information technology, steel division and customer service functions will report directly to Tom Weihsmann.
“We thank Rich for his years of dedicated service and for assisting Kaman to ensure a smooth transition during Catching’s acquisition. Under Rich’s leadership, Catching established itself as a premier tri-motion distributor of Parker Hannifin products,” says Weihsmann. “We wish him an enjoyable and well-earned retirement. We are also excited with the addition of Matt Schatteman to lead our Catching sales team. Matt’s experience in running a Parker distributorship will be invaluable to Kaman and Catching as we implement our growth strategy. His leadership skills and sales acumen will add to the existing sales expertise of our team as we work to expand and further penetrate our customer base.”
Prior to joining Catching, Matt was a part owner of Progressive Hydraulics, a family-owned Parker distributorship in New Jersey and New York for 16 years and most recently a Hydraulic and Connector Territory Manager for Parker in Rockford and the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Matt resides in DeKalb, IL, with his wife and six children and will be based in Bolingbrook, IL.