Today, we announced the promotion and addition of several strategic team members including Ben Cloutier, COO; Jeff Smith, CFO; Jeff Jones, CQO; Tim DiFatta, Client Digital Engagement to the Hiller Measurements team.
This new leadership comes on the heels of our announcement of ProteusRF, the first of several platforms taking advantage of the Hiller Measurements Flow Control (HMFC) process.
We’ve begun delivering game-changing value to Hiller Measurements clientele. This shift is novel in our industry and demands a visionary and capable leadership team, including the following key individuals in new roles:
Ben Cloutier, Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cloutier has been promoted from CFO to COO. With prior leadership as the Airbus Program Operations Manager for Hexcel Corporation and President/Site Manager for GE Aviation’s fan blade operation in San Marcos, TX, Mr. Cloutier joined Hiller Measurements in 2020. His exemplary leadership in improving the company’s financial position while setting the vision for operational excellence as CFO makes his move to COO beneficial for Hiller Measurements’ continued growth.
Jeff Smith, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Smith brings more than 15 years of financial leadership experience in industries aligning with Hiller Measurements focus areas including aerospace & defense, medical devices, oil & gas, and thermonuclear. In 2015, Mr. Smith served as the Vice President of Finance for Esterline, developing and driving operational efficiency metrics. In 2018, he played a key role in the sale of Esterline’s Engineered Materials Platform (its largest and most profitable operation) to TransDigm -- later working as VP of Finance for TransDigm Group.
Jeff Jones, Chief Quality Officer
Mr. Jones joins Hiller Measurements with a rich background of leadership in AS9100, six-sigma, and related quality rigor necessary for the products Hiller Measurements delivers. His background in quality systems development and implementation includes time with companies including Motorola and BAE Systems. Most recently, he was the Associate Manager of the Quality Compliance team with Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.
Tim DiFatta, Manager, Client Digital Engagement
Mr. DiFatta comes from Dell Technologies Federal Business Enablement Program, where he served as a Program Manager. During DiFatta’s tenure, Dell Federal was able to migrate multiple antiquated, disparate business applications into a fully integrated business application eco system. Prior to Dell, DiFatta was an Engineering Program Manager at Northrop Grumman, leading the development of enterprise-level software platforms. DiFatta leads the development of HMFC and Proteus-related design and engagement tools including the Proteus Design Center.