AAR advances Holmes to President, COO

Wood Dale, Illinois-based AAR (NYSE: AIR) has elected John M. Holmes to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective June 1, 2017, the company said.

The company´s board of directors also approved Holmes appointment to the board, effective July 11, 2017. Holmes will continue to report to David P. Storch, AAR´s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Holmes joined AAR in 2001 as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, became General Manager of AAR´s parts trading business in 2003, and progressively assumed responsibility for the other solutions that comprise Aviation Services — Integrated Supply Chain, OEM Aftermarket Solutions, Intelligent Solutions and MRO Services. In addition to his previous role as Aviation Services COO, he was recently appointed to oversee Airlift´s leadership team.

Holmes earned a bachelor´s degree in finance from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR´s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR´s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions.