Davie, Florida – August 3, 2021 – A leader in Aviation Life-Cycle Cost Management Solutions, Kellstrom Aerospace Group announces the hiring of John McKirdy as Senior Vice President. McKirdy has been involved in broad aviation aftermarket services for over 30 years with a focus and experience in executive management, operational excellence, and strategic sales.
“John’s experience complements the existing executive team members and the overall strategy of the Kellstrom Aerospace Group of companies”, said Kellstrom CEO, Jeff Lund. “With all of this experience, John’s immediate focus is to enhance the existing capabilities and systems at our Vortex Aviation facility in Davie, FL, and alongside our management team lead our growth initiatives and strategies. We are extremely pleased to have John join our Team.”
McKirdy's most recent role was Chief Commercial Officer at Wencor Group, LLC. Prior to that role, while at Chromalloy Gas Turbine, LLC McKirdy served as Vice President of Global Aftermarket and General Manager of the San Diego Engine FAA Repair Station. Previously, McKirdy was with Air Canada in a variety of leadership roles, including P&L responsibility for the Engine Maintenance Centre and Eastern Operations for Airframe Maintenance. He has an MBA from The John Molson School of Business- Concordia University, Montreal Canada.
“I am very proud to be joining the Kellstrom Aerospace Group team with a focus on engine services and management for Vortex Aviation’s Davie, Florida facility. Kellstrom and Vortex’s comprehensive and agile set of aviation industry life-cycle cost management solutions are a pivotal requirement for our current and future customers, and I look forward to working with our Team and customers to meet the aviation industry’s needs”, said John McKirdy.