President & CEO

Mitch Snyder

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There are some things we can do by ourselves. There are more things we can do for others. But we can do ANYTHING together.

Mitch Snyder is the president and chief executive officer of Bell, and a member of Textron’s Corporate Leadership Team. He leads a multibillion-dollar business that provides innovative products for defense and commercial customers across the globe.

Before being named CEO in October 2015, Mitch was executive vice president of Military Business responsible for providing strategic direction, overall management and performance for all of Bell’s government programs.

Since joining Bell in 2004, he has led the manufacturing centers and spearheaded several of the company’s most significant initiatives, including the V-22 Program.

Previously, Mitch held several senior leadership positions at Lockheed Martin in engineering, business development, manufacturing and the F-16 Program Office. He worked with customers throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Mitch holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Kansas State University, where he is an Alumni Fellow and a Hall of Fame Inductee. He completed the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management Executive Course. He is also a member of the Association of the US Army Board of Directors.




Bell has more than 80 years of experience developing, certifying, manufacturing and bringing safe, efficient VOTL aircraft to the world. Ultimately, it will be the company which has the network and the partners to get the aircraft certified and operations approved.
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