Falls River Group LLC (Naples, FL): Steve Smidler, former president of Kaman Distribution, has joined the mid-market merger & acquisition firm as an executive transaction advisor. He will focus on industrials, technology and distribution companies, providing sell side, buy side and strategic planning assistance.
Smidler was president of Kaman Distribution from 2010 to 2017 and oversaw 14 acquisitions and two divestitures during his time there. His more than 35 years in the industrial products sector brings significant knowledge of industrial automation, electrical, mechanical and fluid power products and value-add distribution channels as well as knowledge of international markets and global business culture, said a Falls River Group release.
Smidler is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology. He received a Global Executive MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
“We are very excited that Steve is joining the Falls River Group Team and bringing leadership to the Industrials and Distributions sectors that we have served since our founding 25 years ago,” said Kerry Dustin, founder and chairman of Falls River Group.