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AAR announced on Dec. 14 that Andrew Kemmetmueller has joined the company in the newly created position of chief digital officer reporting to president and chief operating officer John M. Holmes.
“The addition of a Chief Digital Officer to our leadership team is a reflection of AAR’s continued conviction that digital services will become increasingly important as our industry and company evolve,” said Holmes. “Andrew’s unique mix of aviation and digital experience will help us further develop and implement our vision for AAR Digital Services, which will allow us to continue to provide the best service and support to our customers.”
Kemmetmueller brings with him 17 years of aviation experience, most recently as the head of Aviation at Uptake, a prominent Chicago data science company, where he led his team to develop solutions for airlines and to solve problems in flight operations, maintenance, and scheduling. Prior to Uptake, Kemmetmueller was with Gogo, a leading in-flight internet provider, and also ran his own consulting firm that worked with over 200 airlines.
“I joined AAR because we have a unique opportunity to layer digital capabilities and services into the company’s industry-leading aviation aftermarket services,” he said. “Digitization is a new opportunity for AAR to partner with customers on innovations that create operational efficiencies and deliver more value.”
In addition to his technical and industry background, Kemmetmueller has written two books about aviation and is a noted speaker on several topics within the industry.