AAR Names Andrew Kemmetmueller Chief Digital Officer

December 14, 2017

Aviation services Company poised to take Digital Services to the next level

WOOD DALE, Illinois, December 14, 2017 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that Andrew Kemmetmueller has joined AAR in the newly created position of Chief Digital Officer reporting to President and Chief Operating Officer John M. Holmes.

“The addition of a Chief Digital Officer to our leadership team is a reflection of AAR’s continued conviction that digital services will become increasingly important as our industry and Company evolve,” said Holmes. “Andrew’s unique mix of aviation and digital experience will help us further develop and implement our vision for AAR Digital Services, which will allow us to continue to provide the best service and support to our customers.”

Kemmetmueller brings with him 17 years of aviation experience, most recently as the head of Aviation at Uptake, a prominent Chicago data science company, where he led his team to develop solutions for airlines and to solve problems in flight operations, maintenance and scheduling. Prior to Uptake, Kemmetmueller was with Gogo, a leading in-flight internet provider, and also ran his own consulting firm that worked with over 200 airlines. 

“I joined AAR because we have a unique opportunity to layer digital capabilities and services into the Company’s industry-leading aviation aftermarket services,” said Kemmetmueller. “Digitization is a new opportunity for AAR to partner with customers on innovations that create operational efficiencies and deliver more value.”

In addition to his technical and industry background, Andrew has written two books about aviation and is a noted speaker on several topics within the industry. 




About AAR

AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled “Risk Factors”, included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company’s control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.