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Kellstrom appoints John McKirdy as senior vice president

Kellstrom Aerospace Group has appointed John McKirdy as senior vice president.

McKirdy most recently served as chief commercial officer at Wencor Group, and has been involved in aviation aftermarket services for more than 30 years.

He has previously served as vice president of global aftermarket and general manager of Chromalloy Gas Turbine’s San Diego engine FAA repair station, and held a variety of leadership roles at Air Canada.

“John’s experience complements the existing executive team members and the overall strategy of the Kellstrom Aerospace Group of companies,” said Kellstrom’s 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, Florida, and alongside our management team lead our growth initiatives and strategies. We are extremely pleased to have John join our team.”

McKirdy commented: “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.”

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