“The Council of Advisors, headed by the retired USMC Commanding General James Amosprovides strategic advice to help advance our mission to provide innovative products and services to keep our military members safe,” shared Gregory Bloom, CEO of Capewell. “Gail joins our team at the perfect time in our organization’s history and brings invaluable corporate leadership experience to our company. Her proven track record in leading billion dollar business segments in one of the world’s most respected aerospace and defense companies ensures that Capewell has the strong internal financial and operational insight it needs as we continue to expand our global footprint and increase engineering investments to drive the next generation of airborne systems and military survival.
“I am thrilled to add such a highly recommended and sought-after leader who brings diverse experiences from the corporate world to our current board of military and veterans,” Gen. Amos said. “Over the past two decades, Gail has had a lasting positive impact on a number of businesses that support branches of our armed forces. By joining the Capewell Advisory Board, Gail will be able to leverage her extensive experience as a business unit leader for a Fortune 500 aerospace and defense conglomerate to continue to significantly advance innovation in the A&D industry.”
Gail Baker’s his career began in engineering at Hamilton Standard, a division of UTC Aerospace Systems, now Raytheon Technologies, and included more than 35 years of leadership positions in engineering, program management, business development, mergers and acquisitions, global plant management and P&L monitoring. In 2020, she retired from the corporate world as President of Aftermarket Services for Collins Aerospace, with responsibility for over $11 billion In income.
“I am thrilled to join Capewell’s prestigious advisory board, where mission-critical products support those who defend our freedom around the world,” Baker said. “Now, more than ever, our military relies on the high quality equipment designed and manufactured by Capewell.”
Prior to being President of Aftermarket Services, Gail served as President of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Space Systems, a defense and civil space segment at Collins Aerospace with approximately $1 billion of turnover and 11 sites around the world. Additionally, Gail served as President, Air Management Systems, European Entities and Aftermarket and President, Aerospace Customers and Business Development at UTC Aerospace Systems. She is currently a board member of Leonardo DRS.
“As we continue to expand our leadership team, we are committed to creating opportunities for women in business and adding diverse and exemplary talent to reflect the evolving nature of the organizations we serve,” Bloom said. “We are thrilled to have a strong business leader like Gail join the Capewell Advisory Board and play such an important role in helping to guide our organization and develop the next generation of Capewell leaders.”
Gail is a passionate leader known for taking on tough challenges with proven results in growing businesses through dedicated customer focus, delivering on commitments, solving technical problems and collaborating. She holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Worcester Polytechnic Instituterespectively, as well as management certificates in leadership and financial management from the Darden School of Business in the University of Virginia. Gail also holds top-secret clearance from the US Department of Defense.
Founded in 1881, Capewell is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of security, tactical, parachute and aerial delivery products for the defense community. The company offers four primary product segments of critical components and systems: life support and safety products, aerial and parachute-related delivery systems, timers and sensors, and technical services. Capewell has strong relationships with major government contractors and is a vital link in the global supply chain.
To learn more, visit www.capewell.com.