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Kevin M. Larson
Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AAR CORP.

Professional Background:  Kevin M. Larson is Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AAR CORP., a leading provider of products and services to the commercial aerospace and defense industries.  As CIO, Mr. Larson provides leadership for AAR’s Information Technology, Cyber Security and e-Business teams.  Under his direction, IT capabilities have become a competitive differentiator for the Company as his group provides technology and business inputs that are integral across AAR’s operations.  Mr. Larson’s customer focus approach led to an application service provider model that includes enterprise hosting, network infrastructure, and the commercial offering of the 1MRO Software Suite.  Mr. Larson has a successful track record of providing a strategic vision, technical definition and business development support to promote AAR’s products, services and enhanced system integration capabilities.

Select Relevant Experience:  Kevin M. Larson has held various IT leadership positions at AAR CORP., since joining the Company in 1989.  AAR was incorporated in 1955 and today has revenues over $2 billion with 6,000 employees and operations in 70 locations.  The Company’s products and services include supply chain services; aircraft MRO; design and manufacturing services; and airlift support for government customers.  Mr. Larson has more than 30 years of Information Technology experience, which includes serving as Assistant Vice President & Information Technology Audit Manager for BMO. 

In 2013, Mr. Larson was ranked among 150 CIOs from a field of 38,000 selected by ExecRank, which looks at 24 key criteria in selecting its “Most Distinguished CIO” honorees. 

Education: 
DePaul University, BS, 1987, LA&S, Computer Science;
Dominican University, MBA, 1992, Information Systems;
MIT Sloan School of Management, Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE), 2013, in Management, Innovation and Technology.

As of 2013, fewer than 150 executives worldwide have been awarded the ACE designation from the Sloan School of Management.

Board Positions:
2015 - ADP’s Global Board for Client Security & Privacy
2015 – Board Member Saint Viator Lions Hockey Club
2014 - Advisory Council Brennan School Business Dominican University
2005 – 2010 Leadership Council DePaul University’s CDM School 
2004 – 2005 Board Member MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation.

Current as of March 2015