Fairbanks Morse Defense expands leadership team

Crystal Brent and Chancelor Wyatt

Posted on September 22, 2021

Beloit, Wis., headquartered Fairbanks Morse Defense, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has added two more executives to its leadership team.

Crystal Brent joins the company as vice president of marketing. Coming to the company with more than a decade of marine-related marketing experience, she will direct and guide marketing strategies for Fairbanks Morse Defense and each of its divisions. Previously, Brent served in various marketing roles with Rolls-Royce Marine Services and most recently served as chief marketing officer for the hospital ship healthcare charity, Mercy Ships Canada. Brent will be working remotely from Toronto, Canada.

Chancelor Wyatt joins FMD as vice president and general manager of Ward Leonard and will oversee daily operations of the division from Thomaston, Conn. Wyatt has more than 20 years of experience as a strategic business executive in the industrial and commercial markets. Before joining the Ward Leonard division, Wyatt served as a business unit leader for ITW/Miller Electric, an arc welding and cutting equipment manufacturing company. He also served as the portfolio head of marketing and business development at Ansell, a leading manufacturing firm in Iselin, NJ.

“There has never been a more dynamic time to be part of the Fairbanks Morse Defense team as we rapidly expand our capabilities and solidify our position as a leading single-supplier for marine defense,” said FMD CEO George Whittier. “Crystal’s background in marine marketing and Chancelor’s expertise in managing operations for the industrial and commercial sectors are exactly the skills we need to guide us through the next phase of growth. We welcome both of these seasoned executives to Fairbanks Morse Defense.”

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