DAVIE, FL – December 5, 2023 – A leader in Aviation Life-Cycle Cost Management Solutions, Kellstrom Aerospace Group announced that it has named John McKirdy as Chief Commercial Officer. Under his new role, McKirdy will leverage his extensive experience and proven track record of providing cost-effective aviation aftermarket services and solutions to afford Kellstrom’s customers greater visibility and access to its unique mix of products and services.
“Kellstrom Aerospace Group has expanded its suite of commercial aviation aftermarket solutions and has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years. Organizing the sales organization under John’s leadership will increase our ability to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations,” said Oscar Torres, Kellstrom Group’s CEO. “Centralizing customer touch points to promote Kellstrom’s complete value proposition is key to our growth and customer focus strategy.”
“The professionalism, commitment and strength of the people within our organization is world class and one I am very privileged to lead at this pivotal time in the growth of our company,” said John McKirdy. “Our Team recognizes that in the current and future marketplace, the Kellstrom Group has tremendous opportunity to enhance customer value with our suite of aviation solutions. Continuing our journey to broaden our presence globally through effective and efficient sales activity and operational excellence is to key to our customers’ success and remains a focus of our organization.”
McKirdy most recently served as SVP, Technical Services Group for Kellstrom. Prior to that, he has held various executive and senior commercial and operations roles at Wencor Group, Chromalloy, and Air Canada. McKirdy has an MBA from The John Molson School of Business Concordia University, Montreal Canada.