KLX Inc. is the world's leading provider of aerospace fasteners, consumables, and logistics services globally. It also provides oilfield services and associated rental equipment across North America.

Leadership

Management Team

Amin J. Khoury has been our Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of our Board since October 2014. Mr. Khoury has also been a director since our incorporation in July 2014. Mr. Khoury co-founded B/E Aerospace in July 1987 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since that time. Mr. Khoury served as Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace from December 31, 2005 through December 31, 2013. Mr. Khoury also served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace from January 1, 2014 to December 16, 2014, when he joined KLX. Following the spin-off, Mr. Khoury has served as the Executive Chairman of B/E Aerospace. From 1986 until April 2012, Mr. Khoury was a director of Synthes, Inc. Mr. Khoury was a Trustee of the Scripps Research Institute from May 2008 until his retirement in July 2014. Mr. Khoury holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification, the highest level, from the American College of Corporate Directors and an Advanced Director Certification from the Corporate Directors Group.
Thomas P. McCaffrey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of B/E Aerospace from May 1993 until December 16, 2014, when he joined KLX. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Mr. McCaffrey was an Audit Director with Deloitte & Touche LLP from August 1989 through May 1993, and from 1976 through 1989 served in several capacities, including Audit Partner, with Coleman & Grant LLP. Mr. McCaffrey is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in the states of Florida, California and Colorado.
Michael F. Senft served on the Board of Directors of B/E Aerospace from February 2012 until November 2014. Mr. Senft became our Vice President-Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on November 19, 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Senft most recently was a Managing Director of Moelis & Company. For more than 20 years, he has advised on B/E Aerospace's long-term capital transactions and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Senft has also served on the Board of Directors of Moly Mines Ltd. and Del Monte Foods. Mr. Senft's prior positions include Global Head of Leveraged Finance at CIBC and Global Co-Head of Leveraged Finance at Merrill Lynch.
John Cuomo is the Vice President and General Manager of KLX Aerospace Solutions. John has over 15 years of experience in the aerospace consumables distribution market and served in multiple roles and functions at B/E Aerospace Consumables Management from April 2000 to December 2014, including Vice President and General Manager and Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Prior to joining aerospace, John served as an Attorney to a law firm practicing commercial law and mergers and acquisitions. He has a Bachelor of Science in International Business, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Florida.
Gary J. Roberts served as Vice President and General Manager, Energy Services Group at B/E Aerospace since April 2014 until December 16, 2014, when he joined KLX. Prior to joining B/E Aerospace, Mr. Roberts was the Chief Executive Officer of Vision Oil Tools, LLC, a private energy services company, from 2010 until the acquisition of its assets by B/E Aerospace. Before that, Mr. Roberts was General Manager for Complete Production Services, Inc. and worked for Weatherford International from 1991 to 2008, holding management positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Singapore, China, Indonesia and Qatar. Mr. Roberts brings to KLX over 30 years of oilfield services experience.
Roger Franks is General Counsel, Vice President Law and Human Resources for KLX Inc. Prior to joining KLX, Mr. Franks served as Associate General Counsel of B/E Aerospace, Inc. During his tenure at B/E, Mr. Franks helped manage B/E's commercial disputes, employee matters including advice and counseling, litigation, benefits and immigration, legal compliance and governance, and general corporate law. He also assisted in the development of B/E's employee-related policies and procedures and benefits plans, and served as a member of B/E's Benefits Committee. Mr. Franks is a graduate of the HR Executive Program at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Previously, he was on the Board of Directors of a prominent California law firm where he was Chair of the firm's Litigation Practice and Immigration Practice Groups, and Co-Chair of the firm's Employment Practice Group. Franks holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Hass School of Business at University of California at Berkeley and a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School.
Heather Floyd has served as Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller at KLX Inc. since December 2014. Ms. Floyd is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 13 years of combined accounting, auditing, financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience. Prior to joining KLX Inc., Ms. Floyd served as Vice President-Internal Audit and Director, Financial Reporting & Internal Controls with B/E Aerospace, Inc., Audit Manager with Ernst & Young and in various accounting roles at Corporate Express, now a subsidiary of Staples.

Board of Directors

Amin J. Khoury, our Chief Executive Officer, co-founded B/E Aerospace in July 1987 and has served as its Chairman of the Board since that time. Mr. Khoury served as Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace from December 31, 2005 through December 31, 2013. Mr. Khoury also served as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of B/E Aerospace from January 1, 2014 to the date of the distribution. Following the spin-off, Mr. Khoury will serve as the Executive Chairman of B/E Aerospace. Mr. Khoury was a Trustee of the Scripps Research Institute from May 2008 until his retirement in July 2014. Mr. Khoury holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification, the highest level, from the American College of Corporate Directors. During his time at B/E Aerospace, Mr. Khoury was primarily responsible for the development and execution of B/E Aerospace's business strategies that resulted in its growth from a single product line business with $3.0 million in annual sales, to the leading global manufacturer of commercial aircraft and business jet cabin interior products and the world's leading distributor of aerospace consumable products, with annual revenues in 2013 of $3.5 billion. Mr. Khoury led the strategic planning and acquisition strategy of B/E Aerospace as well as its operational integration and execution strategies. He is a highly effective leader in organizational design and development matters and has been instrumental in identifying and attracting both our managerial talent and Board members. He has an intimate knowledge of the Company, its industry and its competitors which he has gained over the last 27 years at B/E Aerospace. All of the above experience and leadership roles uniquely qualify him to serve as our Company's Chairman of the Board.
John T. Collins has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Collins Group, Inc., a manager of a private securities portfolio and minority interest holder in several privately held companies, since 1992. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Collins served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Quebecor Printing (USA) Inc., which was formed in 1986 by a merger with Semline Inc., where he had served in various positions, including since 1973 as President, since 1968. During his term, Mr. Collins guided Quebecor Printing (USA) Inc. through several large acquisitions and situated the company to become one of the leaders in the industry. Mr. Collins previously served on the Board of Directors for several public companies including Federated Investors, Inc., Bank of America, and FleetBoston Financial. In addition, Mr. Collins has served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Bentley College. We expect our Board to benefit from Mr. Collins' many years of experience in the management, acquisition, and development of several companies.
Peter V. Del Presto is an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches courses covering capital markets, advanced valuation methods and private equity. From 1985 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Del Presto was a partner with PNC Equity Partners, a private equity firm and an affiliate of PNC Bank targeting middle-market companies for acquisition and investment. During his 25 years at PNC Equity Partners, Mr. Del Presto led the firm's investment in 35 companies and participated as a member of the firm's Investment Committee in over 275 investments. Mr. Del Presto was PNC Equity Partner's representative on the boards of 24 companies where he was responsible for the development of value creation strategies in each. Mr. Del Presto is also a licensed private pilot. We expect that our Board will benefit from Mr. Del Presto's background in engineering and business administration, his expertise in the field of finance, and 25 years of experience in the acquisition, investment and development of numerous companies.
Richard G. Hamermesh has served on the Board of Directors of B/E Aerospace since July 1987. Dr. Hamermesh has been a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School since July 1, 2002, where he was also a member of the faculty from 1976 to 1987. 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. 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. We expect our Board to benefit from Dr. Hamermesh's education and business experience, as well as his intimate knowledge of our business and industry gained from serving over 27 years on the Board of B/E Aerospace.
Benjamin A. Hardesty has been the owner of Alta Energy LLC, a consulting business focused on oil and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin and onshore United States since 2010. In May 2010, Mr. Hardesty retired as president of Dominion E&P, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. engaged in the exploration and production of oil and natural gas in North America, a position he had held since September 2007. After joining Dominion Resources in 1995, Mr. Hardesty had previously also served in other executive positions, including president of Dominion Appalachian Development, Inc. and general manager and vice president Northeast Gas Basin. Mr. Hardesty has served on the Board of Directors of Antero Resources Corporation since its initial public offering in October 2013. He previously was a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Dot Energy Services LLC from 2011 until its sale to B/E Aerospace in 2013. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Hardesty served as an officer and director of Stonewall Gas Company, and from 1978 to 1982 as vice president of operations of Development Drilling Corporation. Mr. Hardesty is director emeritus and past president of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association and past president of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia. Mr. Hardesty serves on the Visiting Committee of the Petroleum Natural Gas Engineering Department of the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University. We believe his significant experience in the oil and natural gas industry, including in our areas of operation, make Mr. Hardesty well suited to serve as a member of our Board.
Stephen M. Ward, Jr., has been a director of Carpenter Technology Corporation since 2001, where he is Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Human Resources and Science and Technology Committees. Mr. Ward previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lenovo Corporation, which was formed by the acquisition of IBM Corporation's personal computer business by Lenovo of China. Mr. Ward had spent 26 years at IBM Corporation holding various management positions, including Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President and General Manager, Personal Systems Group. Mr. Ward is also a co-founder and Board member of E2open, a maker of enterprise software, and C3, a company that develops and sells software to monitor, mitigate and monetize greenhouse gasses. The Board believes Mr. Ward's broad executive experience and focus on innovation enables him to share with our Board valuable perspectives on a variety of issues relating to management, strategic planning, tactical capital investments, and international growth.
Theodore L. Weise is currently a business consultant and serves on the Board of Directors of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services. Mr. Weise joined Federal Express Corporation in 1972 during its formative years and retired in 2000 as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He held many officer positions including Executive Vice President of World Wide Operations and led the following divisions as its Senior Vice President: Air Operations, Domestic Ground Operations, Central Support Services, Business Service Centers, and Operations Planning. Prior to joining Federal Express Corporation, Mr. Weise flew on the US Air Force F-111 as a Flight Test Engineer for General Dynamics Corp. He has previously served on the boards of Federal Express Corporation, Computer Management Sciences, Inc., ResortQuest International, Inc. and Pogo Jet, Inc. Mr. Weise is a member of the Missouri University of Science and Technology Board of Trustees, of which he was a past President. Mr. Weise is a jet rated Airline Transport Pilot with over 5,700 flight hours. He holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors. We expect that our Board will benefit from Mr. Weise's extensive leadership experience.
John T. Whates has served on the Board of Directors of B/E Aerospace 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 B/E Aerospace, providing business and tax advice on essentially all of its 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 will bring to our Board his extensive experience, multi-dimensional educational background, and thorough knowledge of our business and industry.