Randy Kesterson has held executive level positions at Cobham, Doosan Bobcat, General Dynamics, and Curtiss-Wright, with prior successful experience at Harsco Corporation, John Deere, and at privately held Young & Franklin / Tactair Fluid Controls. Randy also worked as a management consultant to organizations such as Bank of America, Caterpillar, Motorola, Bank of Montreal, Ford Motor Company, Abbott Labs, WellPoint, Moog, Milliken & Company, RJ Reynolds, Coty USA,, Daetwyler / Fassler, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).


Highly successful Operations-oriented executive and P&L manager with broad and deep experience in the manufacture of highly engineered products in commercial aerospace, and in industrial and defense markets.

Visionary leader with a demonstrated track record of employee-engaged continuous improvement and increased profits and cash flow. Comfortable in roles ranging from the board room to the factory floor.

Expertise in strategy deployment and execution with an acute awareness of the tactical requirements to achieve success.

View Randy Kesterson's profile on LinkedIn View Randy Kesterson's profile on LinkedIn

Randy Kesterson

Education & Training

  • M.B.A. Operations Management, Syracuse University
  • B.S. Engineering Operations, Iowa State University
  • Advanced Management Program, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
  • Certified Professional Coach, Center for Coaching Certification
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, North Carolina State University/IES
  • Master of Managed Change(tm), LaMarsh & Associates
  • Prosci Change Management certification
  • CPIM, American Production and Inventory Control Society
  • FAA, Private pilot license