David P. Storch is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of AAR, a leading provider of diverse products and value-added services to the worldwide aviation/aerospace and government/defense industries.
Mr. 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, Mr. Storch was named President of the AAR Trading Group. He became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1989 and, in 1996, he assumed the additional role of Chief Executive Officer, the second since the Company was incorporated in 1955. Mr. Storch was named to the additional post of Chairman of AAR CORP. in October 2005 and under his leadership, AAR was named One of The Most Trusted Companies by Forbes magazine. Mr. Storch was also named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.
Mr. Storch serves on the boards of publically 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. In June 2016, Mr. Storch was added to the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) as a Fellow, the highest level of membership recognized by the society.
Mr. Storch holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Ithaca College.