John M. Holmes

President & CEO / AAR Corp.

John M. Holmes is President, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading aviation services provider to commercial airlines and government customers worldwide.

Holmes joined AAR in 2001 as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and progressively assumed responsibility for the businesses that comprise Aviation Services – Parts Supply, Integrated Solutions, and MRO Services. Holmes led AAR’s expansion through the acquisition of Airinmar®, a component repair cycle management company, and Premier Aviation, which added Canada to AAR’s leading MRO network. He also launched AAR Digital Services to support the continued growth and modernization of parts supply and distribution.

After driving double-digit growth and building a strong leadership team, Holmes was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer in 2017. In 2018, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of AAR, the third since the company’s founding in 1955.


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