Chief Executive Officer
Todd Renehan was named Chief Executive Officer in April 2017. Previously, he had served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since 2014. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Renehan was President of Haas Group International, a global provider of chemical supply chain management solutions to the commercial aerospace, airline, military, energy and other markets, which the company acquired on February 28, 2014. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Haas Group International from 2010 to 2013. In 2010, Mr. Renehan served as Chief Commercial Officer for Damco, a division of Maersk, and from 1985 through 2009, he worked for Ryder, a global provider of transportation services, in multiple capacities, ultimately serving as Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Rental.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Alex Murray joined Wesco in 2000 and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in April 2017. He previously served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer (formerly Vice President of Global Operations) from 2010 to 2017, EU Managing Director from 2005 to 2010, Director of Contract Business from 2003 to 2005, and Logistics Manager from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining Wesco, Mr. Murray was employed in various roles within the logistics, procurement, supply chain and quality organizations for BAE Systems, a global defense, security and aerospace company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Kerry Shiba joined Wesco Aircraft as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in September 2017. He has more than 40 years of experience in finance and accounting at major tier-one suppliers and manufacturers, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Superior Industries International, Inc. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Restructuring Officer, and President of the original equipment business unit of Remy International, Inc. Mr. Shiba also held senior management positions with Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and served in senior financial management roles with The BF Goodrich Company.
Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer
John Holland, who joined Wesco in 2010, serves as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s corporate governance, litigation, securities and regulatory compliance, stock offerings, financing transactions, risk management, contracting, and mergers and acquisitions. He also is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, recruiting and employee retention, compensation and benefits, and employee engagement. Prior to joining Wesco, Mr. Holland was a corporate partner at Latham and Watkins’ Washington, D.C. office, where he worked from 1994 to 2010.
Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Customer Management
Declan Grant has led Global Strategic Customer Management for Wesco Aircraft since August 2015 and was named Executive Vice President in 2017. Previously, he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2014. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Grant was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Haas Group International, a global provider of chemical supply chain management solutions to the commercial aerospace, airline, military, energy and other markets, which the company acquired in 2014. Prior to that, he served as European CMS Director for Houghton International, a global market leader in metalworking products and services, from 1999 through 2012. In this role, Declan led the Sales and Operations for its Chemical Management Services division in Europe.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Ryan Worobel joined Wesco Aircraft as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer in May 2018. Mr. Worobel has nearly two decades of experience in driving successful large-scale business transformation, business digitization and strategic technology programs. He most recently served as Chief Information Officer with APM Terminals, a Maersk company, and before that, he was Senior IT Director with another Maersk business unit, Maersk Line. Mr. Worobel’s experience also includes senior leadership roles at enterprise software, cloud computing and computer technology companies, including Zuora, Dell and Salesforce.com. In addition, he was a consultant with Electronic Data Systems and Oracle, focused on customer relationship management processes and applications.
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas
Paul Fanelli has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Americas, for Wesco Aircraft since May 2017. Previously, he was Vice President, Global Aftermarket and Chemicals Distribution, Americas, since 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Fanelli was Vice President, Operations, Americas, with Haas Group International, a global provider of chemical supply chain management solutions to the commercial aerospace, airline, military, energy and other markets, which the company acquired in 2014. Prior to that, he served as a consultant for AAR Corp., an independent provider of services to the commercial aviation and government markets worldwide, from 2011 through 2012, and as President of Pattonair Americas from 2007 through 2011. Mr. Fanelli also has held executive leadership roles at Aerospace Products International, Inc. and BrightPoint, Inc. (now Ingram Micro).
Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA
Alun Phennah served as Vice President and General Manager, EMEA, for Wesco Aircraft since 2016 and was named Senior Vice President in May 2017. Previously, he was Director, Supply Chain, EMEA, from 2014 through 2016. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Phennah was with Beechcraft Corp., an American manufacturer of general aviation, commercial and military aircraft, serving most recently as Manager, Integrated Supply Chain, EMEA. Prior to that, Mr. Phennah was Operations Manager with Torotrak Group, an automotive technology company, from 1999 through 2004.
Vice President and General Manager, APAC
Steve Watts has served as Vice President and General Manager, APAC, for Wesco Aircraft since April 2017. Mr. Watts joined the company in 2012, serving as General Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that, he had established his own business providing a wide range of supply chain services, including consulting and third-party and fourth-party logistics, to airlines and maintenance providers in Australia and New Zealand. Mr. Watts has more than three decades of experience in strategic procurement, global supply chain management and project management in the aviation, defense, heavy engineering and construction industries.