Donald J. Wetekam Elected AAR Corporate Officer
WOOD DALE, Ill., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today that Donald J. Wetekam was elected an Officer of the Company. Wetekam serves as Group Vice President of the Company's Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) segment and is responsible for overseeing AAR's MRO activities, growing the Company's domestic and international MRO business and expanding the Company's offerings for government and defense customers.
"Don is a world-class leader with a wealth of experience successfully directing and transforming large-scale operations," said David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP. "His leadership and sharp focus on operational excellence have contributed greatly to strengthening AAR's position as a first-rate MRO provider."
Prior to joining AAR, Wetekam served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics in the U.S. Air Force where he was a staunch advocate for the adoption of commercial process improvement techniques, such as Lean and Six Sigma. He also directed operations at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and played key leadership roles at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base.
AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Aircraft Sales and Leasing. More information can be found at http://www.aarcorp.com.
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 May 31, 2008 Form 10-K. 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.
Chris Mason, Director, Corporate Communications of AAR CORP.
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