WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS (June 10, 2010) — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has named Dany Kleiman Group Vice President of the Company’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) segment. In this capacity, Kleiman will oversee all of AAR’s MRO activities and will be responsible for growing the Company’s domestic and international MRO business.
Kleiman will assume responsibility for leading AAR’s four aircraft heavy maintenance facilities, as well as its landing gear repair, engineering services, PMA, back shop and aircraft sales and leasing businesses. Kleiman joined AAR in September 2009 as Vice President of Operations and brings over 25 years of commercial and defense aerospace experience to AAR.
Donald Wetekam, who joined the Company in 2007 and previously led AAR’s MRO group, has been appointed Senior Vice President of Government and Defense Business Development. Wetekam, a former Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, will leverage his leadership experience and reputation as a renowned process improvement strategist to grow AAR’s government and defense business.
“Dany has tremendous engineering, operations and leadership experience that makes him an excellent fit to head up AAR’s MRO operations,” said Timothy J. Romenesko, President and Chief Operating Officer of AAR. “This move also enables us to capitalize on Don’s extensive knowledge of missions, maintenance and logistics as we focus on increasing AAR’s competitiveness in government and defense markets.”
AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government/defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and government/defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
Connecting its nationwide 1MRO network is an integrated information technology system that streamlines tracking, quality assurance and completion of projects across its MRO facilities.
This success marks a major milestone for AAR's newest aircraft maintenance facility, which commenced operations last month, and sets the stage for the company’s next phase of growth in Duluth.
The repairs will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City, NY.
Wetekam to serve as Group Vice President of AAR's MRO segment.