CHANDLER, Ariz. – After nearly four years as AvAir’s Senior Vice President of Finance, Robert Knox has been promoted to Chief Accounting Officer.
During his time as SVP of Finance, Knox increased access to capital, financed a management buyout and significant inventory purchases, established a European subsidiary, upgraded the 410K plan and developed an exceptional finance organization. As CAO, Knox will continue to position AvAir as a top aviation parts supplier globally.
Knox joined AvAir in 2016 as a corporate finance veteran with 20 years of experience at Fortune 50, start-up, rapid growth and high-tech companies. Early in his career, he spent 12 years at Intel Corporation where he was the finance manager for their $5 billion internet components business and then finance executive for the $15 billion procurement group. Knox left Intel to join a renewable energy startup where he managed an international $3 billion factory network expansion.
In 2013, Knox brought his passion for supply chain operations to the aircraft industry when he joined a leading international provider of advanced carbon fiber for aircrafts. He is an active volunteer in community organizations and a graduate of Arizona State University with an MBA in finance and a BS in mathematics.
Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs. AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.