AAR Names Noreen Kabra VP, OEM Aftermarket Solutions - Defense
New leadership to enhance coverage and capabilities for direct sales to foreign militaries
WOOD DALE, Illinois – Global aviation aftermarket leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) has named Noreen Kabra as Vice President, International Business Development for the OEM Aftermarket Solutions - Defense group. Kabra, who brings to her new role extensive sales experience in the defense aviation aftermarket, will focus on expanding AAR’s OEM footprint via direct sales to foreign militaries, currently offering products from OEMs including Crane, Unison, Eaton and Pratt and Whitney.
Kabra has spent the last nine years developing relationships with military procurement organizations in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and others. Before joining AAR, she led and significantly grew the military distribution business at Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins subsidiary. Prior to that, she spent six years at Aero Precision, a leading foreign military aviation parts distributor, where she led business development programs worldwide.
AAR ranks among the world’s leading providers of aircraft and engine parts, including factory-new OEM components, as well as inventory management and component repair.
“Direct sales to foreign militaries is a very important and strategic service offered by AAR to OEMs,” said Eric Young, Senior Vice President, OEM Aftermarket Solutions, AAR. “I am extremely excited about combining Noreen’s customer relationships with AAR’s aftermarket focus and entrepreneurial culture to provide a whole new level of support that supplies and services the global defense industry.”
Kabra, based in northern California, will report to Young. Tom Santacruz will continue in his role as Manager, International Business Development for OEM Aftermarket Solutions—Defense and will report to Kabra.
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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