Ken Karika

Global Sales Director at Bell Flight

Ken Karika has a diverse and extensive work experience in the aerospace industry. Ken began their career at Bell Flight in 2012, where they held various roles such as Global Sales Director, Director of International Program Management, and Director of Global Business Development. In these positions, they were responsible for managing production and engineering planning, contracts management, and international customer deliveries.

Before working at Bell Flight, Ken had a successful career in the United States Marine Corps. Ken served as the MV-22 Transition Program Officer, managing the transition of Osprey squadrons in the Western Pacific. Ken also held the role of Operations Department Head at VMX-22, where they successfully completed test objectives on time and budget for aircraft software programs.

Ken's career in the Marine Corps also included roles as the Air Tasking Order Development Team Lead and the MV-22 Fleet Project Team Officer. In these positions, they managed flight schedules and coordinated air support requests.

Overall, Ken Karika's work experience demonstrates their expertise in program management, leadership, and international business development in the aerospace industry.

Ken Karika has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ken also completed the Program Management, Test and Evaluation program at Defense Acquisition University. Additionally, they attended Marine Corps University, where they obtained a Command and Staff College degree and completed the Amphibious Warfare School. Ken also holds certifications such as TS/SCI clearance, obtained in August 2012, and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute, obtained in December 2011. Ken also possesses an Airline Transport Pilot certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.


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  • Global Sales Director

    January, 2012 - present

  • Director, International Program Manager

    July, 2015

  • Director Global Business Development

    January, 2015

  • International Program Manager

    January, 2014