AAR Hires Global Director of Communications and Reputation
Seasoned strategist joins leading aviation and defense contractor
WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR, a leading supplier of products and services to the aerospace/aviation and defense/government industries worldwide, has hired communications and government strategist Kathleen Cantillon as Global Director of Communications and Reputation. Cantillon has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications and government relations, with expertise in transportation.
Cantillon will develop communications strategies for all of AAR’s business segments domestically and abroad, including the Company’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. She will report directly to Cheryle R. Jackson, AAR’s Vice President, Government Affairs and Corporate Development.
“Kathleen’s experience in strategically using communications to enhance a company’s reputation and support its business goals will be a tremendous asset to AAR,” said Jackson. “We are especially excited to have someone on board with a mix of transportation and government affairs expertise, which will be critical as AAR expands its global footprint.”
Before joining AAR, Cantillon was Managing Director at ASGK Public Strategies where her transportation clients included Navistar, RTA and CDM Smith. Prior to ASGK, Cantillon served as Director of Communications for Exelon, and ran communications at the Illinois Tollway and Amtrak. She also was a communications executive at Edelman Public Relations.
Cantillon, who lives with her family in Oak Park, is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
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.
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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. 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.
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