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Kerry O'Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer

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Kerry O’Sullivan serves as Chief Operating Officer for StandardAero. He is responsible for driving operational expertise, efficiency and excellence, and for developing operations talent across all of the company’s repair facilities worldwide. In addition, he leads StandardAero’s corporate Supply Chain function. O’Sullivan reports directly to the CEO of StandardAero and is a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. 

O’Sullivan joined StandardAero in 2011 and has served in roles including Vice President & General Manager (VP&GM) of the company’s CF34/CF56 business unit in Winnipeg, Canada, VP&GM of the Maryville, Tennessee business unit – as well as supporting the operational leadership across Airlines & Fleets, which is StandardAero’s largest division. Prior to StandardAero, O’Sullivan served as President of Navilluso LLC, a private land development, quarry operation and construction business. In addition, he has held senior leadership and operations roles at Terex Corporation and AlliedSignal Inc. He has more than 35 years of experience in operations and general management for aviation and industrial companies.

O’Sullivan attended the University of Phoenix and holds an Aircraft Accident Investigation Certification from the University of Southern California. In addition, he studied Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Norwalk State Technical College. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt. 

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.