Amin J. Khoury founded B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ:BEAV) in 1987, the year in which B/E generated a little over $1 million in revenues. Mr. Khoury has been B/E’s Executive Chairman and / or Chief Executive Officer for the last 29 years. With 2016 annual revenues of $2.9 billion and 10,000 employees globally B/E Aerospace has become the world’s leading manufacturer of passenger cabin equipment for both commercial airliners and business jets, serving virtually all the world’s airlines, airframe manufacturers and business jet manufacturers. In April of 2017, B/E Aerospace was acquired by Rockwell Collins in an $8.5 billion transaction, combining Rockwell Collins capabilities in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications and simulation systems with B/E Aerospace’s range of cabin interior products, which includes seating food and beverage preparation and storage equipment, lighting and oxygen systems and modular galley and lavatory systems for commercial airlines and business jets.
Prior to the merger, in December of 2014 B/E spun off its services business into a separate stand-alone public company, KLX, Inc. (NASDAQ:KLXI). Mr. Khoury serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KLX, which had 2016 revenues of $1.5 billion and 2,000 employees globally. KLX’s aerospace solutions group has become the world’s leading distributer and value added service provider of aerospace fasteners and consumables. KLX offers one of the broadest ranges of aerospace hardware and consumables and inventory management services worldwide. With a large and diverse global customer base, including virtually all of the world’s commercial airline, business jet and defense OEMs, OEM subcontractors, airlines and major MRO operators across five continents. KLX’s energy services group provides vital services and products to the oil and gas industry on an episodic, 24/7 basis.
Until 2012 for 26 years, Mr. Khoury served as a director of Synthes, Inc. (SWX: SYST), having earlier been Chairman of Synthes Maxillofacial; and a founding investor in Spine Products, Inc., which was acquired by Synthes in 1999. Synthes, a $4 billion annual revenue company, is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of orthopedic trauma implants and a leading global manufacturer and marketer of cranial-maxillofacial and spine implants. During 2012 Mr. Khoury led a successful effort to merge Synthes into Johnson & Johnson in a $20 billion transaction.
Mr. Khoury has been a serial entrepreneur having been a founding investor in companies in the medical services, medical products, aerospace, broadcast video transport, and materials testing businesses.
Mr. Khoury is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scripps Research Institute (retired), a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation (retired) & Vice Chairman of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (retired) and The Boys & Girls Club of Martin County (retired).