Peter K. Chapman is Vice President and Co-Chief Commercial Officer of AAR CORP.
Since joining the Company in 1997, Mr. Chapman has leveraged his in-depth industry experience and extensive network of relationships to help grow AAR’s business and lead the Company’s expansion into strategic high-growth markets. He serves as an integral member of AAR’s senior leadership team, responsible for advancing the business and maintaining excellent relationships with customers.
Prior to joining AAR, Mr. Chapman held various leadership positions with United Technologies Corporation, including President and CEO of United Technologies International and Executive Vice President, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. He subsequently served as President and CEO of Dalfort Aviation, a third-party airframe maintenance company and as President of Asia Pacific Operations for McDonald Douglas.
In 2009, Mr. Chapman received the Médaille de l’Aéronautique from the council chaired by the Minister of Defense. It rewards the accomplishments of civilian and military personnel who have contributed to the development of aviation.
Mr. Chapman earned a bachelor's degree in Aeronautics from Parks College, St. Louis University and earned an MBA in Economics and Finance from Syracuse University. Mr. Chapman is also a retired U.S. Naval Flight Officer.