Operating Partner, Chairman of AEI HorizonX
Paul Fulchino
Team | Operating Partners, HorizonX

Mr. Fulchino is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial and Chairman of AEI HorizonX. Mr. Fulchino’s business experience spans over 45 years as a chief executive, board member and strategic advisor to senior management. In these capacities, Mr. Fulchino assumed leadership positions in both the aerospace and professional services industries. In addition to his management responsibilities, Mr. Fulchino serves on several public and private boards and continues to assist non-profit organizations. Mr. Fulchino has served as an Operating Partner with AE Industrial Partners since 2015, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: BigBear.ai, Kellstrom Aerospace and Triman Industries. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Gryphon Technologies, prior to its sale to ManTech International Corporation in 2021. In these roles, Mr. Fulchino assists in the acquisition, development, and value creation of several portfolio companies. From 2010 to 2014, in addition to serving on several public and private boards, Mr. Fulchino was engaged as a Senior Advisor to the CEOs of The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplane and Defense businesses where he focused on the company’s strategic services growth. From 2000 and continuing post the 2006 acquisition by The Boeing Company until 2010, Mr. Fulchino served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aviall, Inc., the world’s largest technology-based service provider of component parts and related services to the aviation and marine aftermarket. During his tenure, the Company gained significant market penetration and grew at an average rate of 30% per annum. Prior to joining Aviall, Mr. Fulchino served in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of B/E Aerospace, a leading supplier of aircraft cabin interior products and services. In this capacity, he oversaw the company’s tripling of growth and profitability as well as development plans encompassing strategic acquisition implementations, new product introductions, organization and management development and technology enhancements. Prior to B/E Aerospace, Mr. Fulchino served for several years as both President and Vice Chairman of Mercer Management Consulting, a large international management-consulting firm. While in these roles, Mr. Fulchino led the merger integration of several acquired consulting firms and the exponential growth of the firm’s revenues, profits and professional services staff. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fulchino also worked at Raytheon Company as an engineer in the manufacturing, testing, and inspection of missile systems.

  • Columbia University, MBA
  • Boston College, AB
  • United States Military Academy
Prior Experience
  • Aviall
  • B/E Aerospace
  • Mercer Management Consulting
  • Raytheon Company