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Samantha Foster
Managing Director
Global Industrial Practice Leader
West Hartford, CT
O: +1.860.561.8499
M: +1.860.729.0868

Professional Profile

Samantha Foster is located in ZRG Partners’ Connecticut office where she leads the US Aerospace and Defense practice. With over twenty years in Aerospace and Defense, she undertakes senior assignments covering a wide variety of functional roles, including C-Suite, Legal, Operations, Engineering, Sales & Marketing, Finance, General Management, Supply Chain and Human Resources. Samantha specializes in military and commercial aerospace including avionics design and manufacturing, composites manufacturing, landing gear systems, castings and forgings, and maintenance, repair and overhaul. Her experience also includes assignments in general manufacturing and engineering in several other industrial sectors.

Previous Experience

Samantha began her career at Lockheed Martin and was chosen to participate in a management rotation program throughout the division for two years. This exposure to all aspects of a company’s infrastructure early in her career has proven to be an invaluable asset to her work as a search professional. Samantha also worked at CTL Aerospace as a Sales and Program Manager for highly complex composite component design and manufacturing.


Samantha is a graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She did her graduate studies in Materials Science at Johns Hopkins University.

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