AIM Aerospace Corporation, a portfolio company of Liberty Hall Capital Partners, has named Patrick Russell as senior vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, Russell was vice president of operation and supply chain management at Orbital ATK. AIM is a provider of composite ducting, structural and interior parts for the global aerospace industry.
NEW YORK and RENTON, Wash., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Liberty Hall Capital Partners (“Liberty Hall”), a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry, today announced the appointment of Patrick J. Russell to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of AIM Aerospace Corporation (“AIM”), a leading supplier of composite ducting, structural and interior parts for the global aerospace industry.
Mr. Russell joins a growing team of senior leadership at AIM and will report directly to John Feutz, AIM’s President. In this role, Mr. Russell will oversee all operations of AIM and be responsible for achieving cost, quality control and schedule commitment targets. Mr. Russell has over 30 years of experience in numerous leadership roles across the aerospace manufacturing industry.
“We are thrilled to have Pat join the leadership of AIM as we continue to expand the senior management team,” said Rowan Taylor, Liberty Hall’s founding Partner. “Pat’s exceptional track record in operations and supply chain executive management, paired with his leadership experience in the aerospace industry, will prove invaluable to AIM as we continue to carry out the company’s mission in driving a lean enterprise culture.”
Mr. Russell added: “I am honored to take this new role at AIM and look forward to working with the team to steadily improve operations as we continue to integrate and unify the business.”
Most recently, Mr. Russell was Vice President of Operation and Supply Chain Management at Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. Prior to that, Mr. Russell worked at Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. as Director of Global Supply. He has also held positions at Cytec Engineered Materials and The Boeing Company. In addition to his civilian career, Mr. Russell served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer in the Naval Reserve and Avionics Supervisor in the United States Marine Corps. He received his AA from Mountain View College, BGS from the University of Texas at Arlington and MBA from the University of Dallas.
About Liberty Hall Capital Partners
Liberty Hall Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in businesses serving the global aerospace and defense industry. Liberty Hall’s principals have led the investment of $2.3 billion in equity capital in businesses serving multiple segments of the aerospace and defense industry and complementary industrial markets. Liberty Hall develops actionable investment strategies for attractive segments of the aerospace and defense industry and then partners with entrepreneurs and management teams to acquire leading businesses serving these segments and, together with them, develops sound, long-term strategic plans to build these businesses through a combination of organic investments and strategic acquisitions. For more information, please visit http://www.libertyhallcapital.com/.
About AIM Aerospace Corporation
AIM Aerospace Corporation is a leading supplier of composite ducting, structural and interior parts for the global aerospace industry based in greater Seattle, WA. AIM recently acquired Quatro Composites®, an innovator in the development and manufacturing of advanced composite parts based in Orange City, IA with a research and development center located in Poway, CA. AIM is currently executing a strategic plan to build its business through strategic investments in further capabilities, customers and platforms. For more information, please visit http://www.aim-aerospace.com/.