Leadership

Management Team

  • Amin J. Khoury has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 1987 when he co-founded the Company. Effective December 31, 2005, Mr. Khoury was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Khoury also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer until April 1, 1996. From 1986 until April 2012, Mr. Khoury was a director of Synthes, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic trauma implants and a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cranial-maxillofacial and spine implants. Mr. Khoury has been a Trustee of the Scripps Research Institute since May 2008. Mr. Amin J. Khoury holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors earned by completing a minimum of 90 hours of public company director education and an Advanced Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group.

  • Werner Lieberherr was appointed as President & co-Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace Inc. on January 1, 2014. He previously served as the President & Chief Operating Officer of B/E Aerospace Inc. since January 1, 2011. Werner Lieberherr served as Senior Vice President & General Manager of Commercial Aircraft Segment at B/E Aerospace Inc. since July 2006.

    Prior to B/E Aerospace, Werner Lieberherr served 16 years in the energy industry with ABB and Alstom Power Inc. in various leadership roles including President, Managing Director and Vice President in Europe, Asia and North America.

    Werner Lieberherr holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and a Master’s Degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.

  • Thomas P. McCaffrey has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since May 1993. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Inc., Mr. McCaffrey was an Audit Director with Deloitte & Touche LLP, and from 1976 through 1989 served in several capacities, including Audit Partner, with Coleman & Grant LLP.

  • Sean Cromie has been Vice President and General Manager for the Commercial Aircraft Segment since January 2011. From November 2007 to December 2010 Mr. Cromie served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Seating facility in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland and previously as Business Unit Director. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cromie spent six years in operational management roles with Sanmina SCI and NACCO MHG. He also spent seven years in various financial roles including Financial Controller with Kerry Group PLC.

  • Wayne R. Exton has been Vice President and General Manager, Business Jet Segment since May 2006. From November 2005 to April 2006, Mr. Exton served as Vice President and General Manager of the Super First Class division of the Business Jet Segment. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Exton spent nine years at the Britax Automotive and Aerospace Divisions of Britax PLC, serving in a variety of senior management positions including President, Vice President Operations and Director of Global Marketing and Sales. Before joining PLC, Mr. Exton held several senior management positions at Magneti Marelli (a division of Fiat) and Lucas Electrical.
  • John Cuomo has been Acting Vice President and General Manager, Consumables Management Segment since February 2014. From April 2000 to February 2014, Mr. Cuomo served in multiple roles and functions at B/E Aerospace Consumables Management with the most recent being Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing, and Business Development. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Mr. Cuomo served as an Associate Attorney to a large multi-national law firm practicing commercial litigation and mergers and acquisitions.

  • Ryan M. Patch has been Vice President – Law, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer since July 2009 and was previously Vice President – Law from December 2008 to July 2009. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Patch was a shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of Jackson, DeMarco, Tidus & Peckenpaugh LLP in Irvine, California. Prior to that, Mr. Patch was a partner in a boutique California law firm since 1992. Mr. Patch is Authorized House Counsel in the State of Florida and has been admitted to practice before the State Bar of California, the U.S. District Court Central District of California, the U.S. District Court Southern District of California, and the U.S. District Court Northern District of California. Since January 2012, Mr. Patch has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel, South Florida Chapter.
  • Stephen R. Swisher has been Vice President – Finance and Controller since August 1999. Mr. Swisher has been Controller since 1996 and served as Director, Finance from 1994 to 1996. Prior to 1994, Mr. Swisher held various management positions at Burger King Corporation and Deloitte & Touche LLP.
  • Eric J. Wesch has been Vice President – Finance and Treasurer since July 2011 and previously served as Corporate Treasurer from 2008 to 2011, Director, Treasury Services from 2005 to 2008, Manager, Treasury Services from 2003 to 2005, and Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis from 1997 to 2003. Before joining B/E Aerospace, Inc., Mr. Wesch worked for Blockbuster Entertainment Group.

Board of Directors

  • Amin J. Khoury has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors since July 1987 when he co-founded the Company. Effective December 31, 2005, Mr. Khoury was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Khoury also served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer until April 1, 1996. From 1986 until April 2012, Mr. Khoury was a director of Synthes, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic trauma implants and a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cranial-maxillofacial and spine implants. Mr. Khoury has been a Trustee of the Scripps Research Institute since May 2008. Mr. Amin J. Khoury holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors earned by completing a minimum of 90 hours of public company director education and an Advanced Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group.
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (retired), Honeywell International Inc.

    David J. Anderson has been a director since June 2014. Mr. Anderson has recently retired from Honeywell International Inc. where he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 until his retirement in April 2014. While at Honeywell Mr. Anderson was a member of the senior leadership team where he was responsible for the company’s Corporate Finance activities including tax, accounting, treasury, audit, investment, financial planning, acquisitions and real estate. Mr. Anderson was integral to the reshaping of Honeywell’s portfolio including supporting nearly $10 billion of acquisitions in higher growth, global markets. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Anderson had senior financial roles at ITT Industries, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding and RJR Nabisco Holding Corporation. Mr. Anderson has more than 35 years of extensive financial experience.

  • Richard G. Hamermesh has been a Director since July 1987. Dr. Hamermesh has been a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School since July 1, 2002. From 1987 to 2001, he was a co-founder and a Managing Partner of The Center for Executive Development, an executive education and development consulting firm. From 1976 to 1987, Dr. Hamermesh was a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School. He is also an active investor and entrepreneur, having participated as a principal, director and investor in the founding and early stages of more than 15 organizations. Dr. Hamermesh’s education and business experience as co-founder of a leading executive education and consulting firm, as president, founder, director, and co-investor in over 15 early stage businesses, and his 27 years as a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School where he has led MBA candidates through thousands of business case studies, as well as his intimate knowledge of our business and industry (including over 25 years as a member of our Board), uniquely qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.
  • Jonathan M. Schofield has been a Director since April 2001. From December 1992 through February 2000, Mr. Schofield served as Chairman and CEO of Airbus North America Holdings, a subsidiary of Airbus Industrie, a manufacturer of large civil aircraft. Mr. Schofield served as Chairman of Airbus North America from February 2000 until his retirement in March 2001. Prior to 1989, Mr. Schofield served in various executive positions at Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation. From 1989 until he joined Airbus, Mr. Schofield was President of United Technologies International Corporation. Mr. Schofield is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Nordam Group and is a trustee of LIFT Trust. Mr. Schofield became a member of the Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur in 2002. Mr. Schofield’s education, aerospace industry business experience, including his role as Chairman and CEO of Airbus North America, and as President of United Technologies International during which he developed and executed global marketing strategies and interfaced with procurement, finance and human resources, together with his intimate knowledge of our business and industry, uniquely qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.
  • Michael F. Senft has been a Director since February 2012. Mr. Senft is currently a Managing Director of Moelis & Company, where he provides strategic advisory services to clients in a variety of industries, including the Industrials, Metals and Mining, and Food sectors. Since 1993, Mr. Senft has been a highly valued adviser to our Company, having structured and placed or advised our Company on long-term capital transactions totaling over $4 billion and advised our Company on essentially all our strategic acquisitions. Mr. Senft has over 30 years of experience as an investment banker, including prior roles as Global Head of Leveraged Finance at CIBC, and Global Co-Head of Leveraged Finance at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Senft is also President of Crucible Associates LLC, a private investment vehicle he founded in 2009. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Senft served on the Board of Directors of Moly Mines Ltd., a development stage mining company publicly listed on the Australian and Toronto stock exchanges and from 1991 to 1994 he served on the Board of Directors of Del Monte Foods. Mr. Senft’s education and extensive experience in strategic business planning coupled with deep understanding of our business, uniquely qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.
  • John T. Whates has been a Director since February 2012. Mr. Whates has been an independent tax advisor and involved in venture capital and private investing since 2005. He is Chairman of the Board of Dynamic Healthcare Systems, Inc., a company that provides enterprise technology software solutions to healthcare organizations. From 1994 to 2011, Mr. Whates was a tax and financial advisor to our Company, providing business and tax advice on essentially all of our significant strategic acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Whates was a tax partner in several of the largest public accounting firms, most recently leading the High Technology Group Tax Practice of Deloitte LLP in Orange County, California. He has extensive experience working with aerospace and other public companies in the fields of tax, equity financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Whates’ extensive experience, multi-dimensional educational background, and thorough knowledge of our Company, uniquely qualify him to serve as a member of our Board.