Don Wetekam

SVP Government & Defense Business Development


Donald J. Wetekam is the Senior Vice President, Government & Defense BusinessDevelopment, responsible for strengthening AAR’s presence in government and defense markets as well as managing legislative engagement activities. Mr. Wetekam joined AAR in 2007 and led AAR’s MRO operations encompassing four aircraft maintenance centers and a landing gear overhaul center that provides quality service for leading domestic and international airlines as well the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. He assumed his current position in June 2010. Prior tojoining AAR, Mr. Wetekam served 34 years in the Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant General after his final assignment as Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics in Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor of science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a master of engineering administration from the University of Utah, and a master of national resource management from the National Defense University.


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