The AR family of companies has announced that John Kim was promoted from vice president of corporate operations to chief operating officer (COO) of AR. Appointed COO in July (2018), Kim has assumed responsibility for AR RF/Microwave, AR Modular RF, AR Europe and SunAR RF Motion.

A major step in the company's succession plan, Kim's appointment signals a strategic move to position AR for continued success.

Kim joined AR in 2016, observing the procedures and learning the culture of the brand and company before becoming COO. Prior to joining AR, he held positions at AeroVironment Inc., Ryder Inc., Bombardier Aerospace and Cessna Aircraft.

Kim holds a graduate finance certificate from Southern Methodist University, a master's in business administration and a bachelor's in mechanical engineering.

"AR is deeply committed to providing ongoing service to the EMC industry. That's been our focus since Donald Shepherd started the company 49 years ago," said Kim. "Next year, we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary, and our next priority is to augment the value that we deliver to our customers in this market space; we continue to look forward to serving our customers in the EMC market.”