David P. Storch is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board for AAR, a leading provider of aviation services for commercial and government customers in more than 100 countries.
Storch joined AAR in 1979 with responsibility for developing the Company’s aircraft engine business. Through his leadership and industry expertise, the business flourished and, in 1987, Storch was named President of the AAR Trading Group. He went on to become President and Chief Operating Officer in 1989, and then Chief Executive Officer—the second since the Company was incorporated in 1955—from 1996 until his retirement on May 31, 2018. Storch assumed the additional post of Chairman of AAR in October 2005.
Under his leadership, AAR was twice named One of America's Most Trusted Companies by Forbesmagazine. Storch was recognized with an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and, in 2018, was honored with both a Lifetime Achievement Award from Aviation Week magazine and A Disciplined Life Award for his work with Perspectives Charter Schools in Chicago.
Storch serves on the boards of the publicly held companies Kemper Corporation and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation. He also serves on the board of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. He is currently a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Storch holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ithaca College.