Chris Hamel, Sr. Vice President, Business Development

Chris Hamel

Sr. Vice President, Business Development

Chris Hamel joined Butler Aerospace & Defense in 2016 with 35 years of experience in progressively higher levels of management within the aerospace and defense industry.  Prior to joining Butler Aerospace & Defense, Hamel as Senior Vice President of the Aerostructures Group for a $100 million company, led a global group of manufacturing divisions focused on composite and metal aircraft structures and components for the commercial, business, general aviation and rotorcraft markets.  Hamel brings a wealth of real-world operating experience to Butler Aerospace & Defense with a record of proven success and emphasis on strategic development, business development and engineering operations.

Hamel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is an active member of the American Helicopter Society and the Army Aviation Association of America.  He also holds an active Secret clearance.