ACL Airshop Appoints James W. Harris as Chief Financial Officer

posted on 14th December 2021 by Eddie Saunders
ACL Airshop Appoints James W. Harris as Chief Financial Officer

ACL Airshop, a global leader in air cargo Unit Load Device (ULD) logistics solutions to over 200 airlines, air cargo carriers, and other transportation clients, announces the appointment of James W. Harris as Chief Financial Officer.

Harris has an extensive background in financial leadership, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, and enterprise management.

He began his distinguished career as a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) for over nine years with the “Big Four” firm of Price Waterhouse.

He rose in management there, and leveraged his decade of public accounting and tax expertise to industry roles.

Harris was Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of Forum Energy Technologies which he helped grow from $25 Million revenues to $1.7 Billion through organic growth and more than 20 acquisitions. 

He accomplished similar successes as CFO of Pacific Drilling S.A., where he restructured $1.2 Billion of secured bonds, placed $50 Million in revolving bank credit, and closed a major merger with Noble Drilling—all while managing the day-to-day finance, accounting, and strategic planning of that substantial enterprise.

Steve Townes, CEO of ACL Airshop, said: “Jim Harris brings decades of sophisticated strengths in both finance and corporate leadership to our aggressively growing enterprise.

“He will be a key contributor to our high-performance culture and our financial disciplines. Accelerated growth requires solid financial structure, astute analytical support, and rigorous reporting rhythms.”