Mr. Stinson currently serves as Executive Vice President, AAR CORP.
Mr. Stinson was Technology Products Group Vice President for AAR CORP. In that role, Mr. Stinson led AAR’s Mobility Systems, Precision Systems, Composites and Cargo Systems and businesses, which included international suppliers, Telair and Nordisk.
Mr. Stinson was also Chief Executive Officer of his own consulting practice engaged in strategic alliances and marketing for the aerospace industry. As part of this business, Mr. Stinson served as Chairman and CEO of Xelus Inc., the world’s leading supplier of enterprise service management software for the aviation and general manufacturing industries from 2002 until 2005. In addition, from 2005 until 2007, he served as President-Commercial Operations for the Thomas Group, an international, publicly traded business consulting firm with offices in Dallas, Detroit, Zug, and Hong Kong.
Mr. Stinson also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of vertical lift aircraft. Bell is a $2+ billion division of Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT), a $20 billion global, multi-industry company with market-leading operations in Aircraft, Automotive, Industrial and Finance. Prior to joining Bell, Mr. Stinson had been with Textron Inc. since March 1991 as Group Vice President and Segment President of Textron Aerospace Systems and Components which included Cessna Aircraft Company, Fuel Systems Textron, HR Textron, Textron Defense Systems, Textron Lycoming, Textron Marine and Land Systems, and Turbine Engine Components Textron.
Prior to joining Textron, Mr. Stinson had been President and CEO of Hamilton Standard, a $3+ billion Division of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) since 1986. At the same time, he was responsible for Microtechnica of Torino, Italy; Nord-Micro of Frankfurt, Germany; and United Technologies Optical Systems. He served previously as President of the Elliott Company and International Support Systems (ISS), another wholly owned subsidiary of UTC. Before joining UTC in 1974 as Director of Operations Analysis, Mr. Stinson held key management positions at a number of major corporations including Texas Instruments, Harris Semiconductor, and Fairchild Semiconductor.