Aerospace technologies company, Astronics Corporation has announced that Kevin T. Keane, a member of its board of directors for nearly 50 years, and board chairman for 45 years, passed away on 10 June, 2019 in Buffalo, NY.
Peter J. Gundermann, president and CEO, has been appointed the new chairman of the board. Gundermann commented, “We are deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Kevin played a pivotal role in the history of Astronics, joining soon after our founding. He worked tirelessly throughout his nearly five decades to transform Astronics and left a remarkable legacy that will benefit the company well into the future. His extraordinary leadership, vision and enthusiasm will be deeply missed.”
Kevin Keane joined the board and began his career with Astronics in 1970, and was named the chairman in 1974. He served as president and CEO of the company from 1974 to 2002. He was actively involved in the community, serving on several boards and volunteering his time with numerous organisations.