Kellstrom Aerospace Group, a leading provider of aviation life-cycle cost management solutions, has appointed John McKirdy as its Chief Commercial Officer. In his new capacity, McKirdy will leverage his extensive expertise and proven track record in delivering cost-effective aviation aftermarket services. This strategic move aims to provide Kellstrom’s customers with enhanced visibility and access to the diverse array of products and services offered by the company.
Oscar Torres, CEO of Kellstrom Group, emphasized the expansion of their commercial aviation aftermarket solutions and the significant growth witnessed in recent years. Torres expressed confidence in McKirdy’s leadership, stating that organizing the sales organisation under his guidance will enable Kellstrom to surpass customer expectations. The centralisation of customer touch points is a pivotal element in promoting Kellstrom’s comprehensive value proposition, aligning with their growth and customer-focused strategy.
John McKirdy shared his appreciation for the world-class professionalism, commitment, and strength of the team at Kellstrom Aerospace Group. Leading the organisation at this crucial juncture in its growth, McKirdy highlighted the team’s recognition of the immense opportunities in the current and future marketplace. He emphasised the company’s dedication to enhancing customer value through its suite of aviation solutions, outlining the ongoing global expansion strategy through effective sales activities and operational excellence as key priorities.
McKirdy brings valuable experience to his new role, having previously served as the Senior Vice President of the Technical Services Group at Kellstrom. His background includes executive and senior roles in commercial and operations at renowned organisations such as Wencor Group, Chromalloy and Air Canada. McKirdy holds an MBA from The John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.