Neal J. keating

Neal J. Keating is the chairman of the MAPI Board of Trustees, and the chairman, president, and CEO of the Kaman Corporation. In this role, Neal provides leadership for the combined businesses that serve U.S. industrial markets and the global defense and commercial aerospace markets.

Prior to Kaman, Keating served as COO at Hughes Supply, a $5.4 billion industrial distributor and CEO of GKN Aerospace, a $1 billion aerospace subsidiary of GKN plc. From 1978 to 2002, he served in increasingly senior positions at Rockwell International, including as EVP and COO of Rockwell Collins, Commercial Systems.

Keating serves on the boards of Hubbell, MAPI, the Aerospace Industries Association, and the Renbrook School.

He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and earned his MBA from the University of Chicago. Neal actively competes in triathlons and marathons and is a three-time finisher of the Boston Marathon.