Vivian Martinez-Wells
Director, Business Development and Contracts
Cadence Aerospace

“People aspire to a better tomorrow, knowing that achieving success is a continuous journey with unanticipated twists and turns. When we embrace core goals of operational excellence, put our guiding principles to work and collaborate with one another, we can drive desired results and persevere in shaping the future."

Vivian Martinez-Wells is Director, Business Development & Contracts, Cadence Aerospace–Aerosystems. Since her appointment to this position in November 2018, she is leading the charge for developing and implementing business development across the Cadence Aerospace Aerosystems business segment. With a career spanning nearly 20 years in the aerospace and aviation industry, her strong engineering and business competencies enable her to lead the Cadence customer-driven culture as part of the Company’s long-term growth plan to achieve success through active engagement and aligned manufacturing and sourcing strategies.  

Vivian comes to Cadence Aerospace after a five-year tenure with Barnes Aerospace, a global provider of complex fabricated and precision-machined components and assemblies for a broad range of industry Original-Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), having served the company most recently as Director, Contracts & Customer Service. She also was Sales Director, OEM Machining at Barnes Aerospace, and prior to that, Business Development Manager. From 2001 to 2013, Vivian held positions of increasing responsibility at Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies (UTC), an American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations. As Strategic Sourcing Manager, she managed a multi-million-dollar value stream through strategic sourcing initiatives in domestic and emerging markets. Vivian also served Pratt & Whitney as Logistics Program Manager, Mechanical Design Engineer, and as a Test and Validation Engineer. 

Vivian’s desire to continually improve and drive success in the manufacturing world is equally matched by her desire to give back. At Barnes Aerospace, she volunteered in a mentorship program, a partnership with CREC's Academy of Aerospace and Engineering. Vivian also worked with UTC's University of Puerto Rico recruiting team. At Pratt & Whitney, she co-founded the company’s Hispanic Leadership Forum, whose mission is to recruit and retain Hispanic talent while helping the communities where employees work and live. In addition, Vivian has served on the boards of the Hartford Food System and Mi Casa Family Services. 

Vivian holds a Master of Public Administration—International Economic Policy and Administration from Columbia University in New York, a Master of Science in Management from Albertus Magnus College, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. She also has completed training programs including the UTC Quality System Associate Level Certification along with others in the areas of Quality Assurance, Negotiating Solutions, and Leveraging Style Differences for Team Leadership.

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