4-Jun-2013 Source: AAR
AAR Welcomes Its Future CFO John FortsonAAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace, government and defense industries, today announced that John Fortson has joined the Company as Vice President of Finance. His start date comes one month earlier than previously announced.
Mr. Fortson will become Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on July 19, 2013, or sooner following the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for its fiscal year ending May 31, 2013. He joins the Company from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he held the position of Managing Director, Investment Banking.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems.