President & CEO
Mitch Snyder was named Bell Helicopter’s president and chief executive officer in October 2015.
Mitch joined Bell Helicopter in 2004, and has held several leadership positions with the company. Most recently he served as executive vice president, Military Business, where he was responsible for the direction, management and performance for all government programs.
Throughout his career at Bell Helicopter, Mitch has led a number of the company’s most strategic initiatives, including overall direction of the V-22 Osprey program.
Mitch has more than 30 years' experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Mitch held several leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, in engineering, business development, manufacturing, and program management. He also has more than a decade of working with customers internationally throughout Europe, Asia, and the Middle-East.
Mitch earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University, where he is an Alumni Fellow for the Kansas State University College of Engineering. He has also completed the Defense Institute for Security Assistance Management Executive Course.
When he is not engaging with employees and customers, Mitch enjoys biking, tennis and spending time with his wife, Molly, and his three children.