Fred Short

Fred Short is the Executive Vice President of Sales of FDH, a global distributor of aerospace consumable and hardware products.  FDH supplies critical components to thousands of worldwide customers in the OEM and Aftermarket aerospace market segments.

Prior to FDH, Fred held several Senior Sales Leadership roles within Wesco Aircraft, including Vice President of Global Business Development, Vice President Sales Americas and Vice President Sales EMEA. During his time at the company the business grew from a $135M primarily Hardware Distribution business to $1.6B Multi commodity product and logistics service company.

Fred’s has built significant relationships with all major Aerospace and Defense companies and the manufacturing base that supports the Industry.

Prior to Wesco, Fred worked for Ford Aerospace who are a manufacturer based in his native North East of England, UK.

Fred was educated at Northumbria University and South Tyneside Technical College and holds an HND in Mechanical Engineering.

Fred is a keen Sportsman and has represented England Rugby at International level in his youth. He has also played representative rugby at senior level and played in the national leagues with West Hartlepool and Newcastle Gosforth. He still enjoys keeping fit with Trail Running, and Mountain Biking in the warmer Californian climate.