Senior Operating Partner, Co-Head of AEI Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group
Paul McElhinney
Team | Operating Partners & Advisors

Mr. McElhinney is a Senior Operating Partner at AE Industrial. Mr. McElhinney joined AE Industrial in 2018 following a more than 30-year career in senior leadership with General Electric. Mr. McElhinney currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies AIM MRO and Moeller Aerospace and serves on the Board of Directors of Belcan, Columbia Helicopters and Kellstrom Aerospace, and is the Co-Head of the AE Industrial Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group (PSO). Prior to joining AE Industrial, Mr. McElhinney served as the President and CEO of both GE Power Services, a $15 billion power generation aftermarket business, and GE Aviation Services, the global aftermarket division of GE Aviation where he was responsible for more than doubling the backlog of the business to over $100 billion. He also held General Counsel and Business Development roles at GE Aviation and GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Mr. McElhinney’s past board affiliations include Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Wake Forest University School of Business and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

  • Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, Law
Prior Experience
  • GE Power Services
  • GE Aviation Services
  • GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)