AAR names Jessica Garascia General Counsel
February 3, 2020
WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to airlines and governments worldwide, announced that Jessica A. Garascia has joined as General Counsel, effective today. Garascia succeeds Robert Regan and will report to John Holmes, President and Chief Executive Officer. She will oversee AAR’s internal legal team, as well as outside counsel, and will have responsibility for all legal affairs.
Garascia joins AAR from USG Corporation where she served as Deputy General Counsel responsible for overseeing all M&A activity, compliance, corporate governance, securities law and NYSE compliance. Garascia began her career as an attorney with the law firm of Jenner & Block. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and a juris doctorate from Indiana University law school.
Holmes commented on Garascia’s appointment: “We are excited to add Jessica to our strong leadership team. She will bring a fresh perspective and energy to both our legal and management team.”
Holmes also thanked Regan for his 12 years of service before recently retiring from AAR. During his tenure, Regan steered the Company through many pivotal events, as well as built a strong legal team. “Bob is a true professional, was a pleasure to work with and has been a mentor to many.”
Garascia said, “I am thrilled to join AAR, a dynamic company with an exciting future in an important, global industry. I look forward to being part of the Company’s culture of Doing It Right.”
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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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, including, but not limited to,statements regarding the agreement to establish The Module Factory,AAR’s estimate that it will manage the teardown, repair, marketing and sales of spare parts of FTAI’s CFM56 engine pool totaling over 200 engines and growing, AAR’s ability to leverage its extensive USM capabilities to offer CFM56 serviceable engine material to the global commercial aviation aftermarket, that the partnership positions AAR well to service the growing demand for USM on a leading engine platform as customers increasingly prioritize more cost-efficient solutions, and the belief that serviceable engine products, combined with FTAI’s proprietary products and partnerships, completes its unique suite of CFM56 aftermarket offerings aimed at delivering the lowest cost per cycle solution to airline customers. Forward-looking statements may also be identified because they contain words such as ‘‘anticipate,’’ ‘‘believe,’’ ‘‘continue,’’ ‘‘could,’’ ‘‘estimate,’’ ‘‘expect,’’ ‘‘intend,’’ ‘‘likely,’’ ‘‘may,’’ ‘‘might,’’ ‘‘plan,’’ ‘‘potential,’’ ‘‘predict,’’ ‘‘project,’’ ‘‘seek,’’ ‘‘should,’’ ‘‘target,’’ ‘‘will,’’ ‘‘would,’’ or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. 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, 2019. 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.