Fred Short

August 3, 2022

Fred Short

Executive Vice President, Global Sales

We supply a variety of c-class electrical components and high-performance connectors and accessories focused on commercial and defense end markets. Our breadth of electrical components and supply chain services is supported by unmatched customer service and a commitment to get you the parts you need when you need them.

Scott Tucker is President and CEO of FDH, a global distributor of aerospace consumable and hardware products.  FDH supplies critical components to thousands of worldwide customers in the OEM and MRO aerospace market segments.

Prior to FDH, Scott spent 10 years with General Electric where he was an Executive in GE’s electrical distribution division. At GE, Scott held various leadership positions including; President of GE Supply in the Midwest.  In his previous roles, he was in charge of businesses at GE ranging in size from $100 million to $300 million in revenue. His management skills enabled him to consistently generate double digit sales and profit growth in various industries including electrical products, fasteners, pipe valve fittings, integrators/OEM and supply chain management. His domestic and international experience has varied from leading a business out of bankruptcy to accelerating growth and profitability of well established companies.

Along with his operating experience, Scott led acquisitions and strategy for Gexpro (formally GE Supply), a $2.5B business owned by Rexel, a portfolio company of Clayton Dublier & Rice. In his role as Executive Vice President, he managed all acquisition activities and enhanced the company’s strategy.  In addition to his business development and operating roles, Scott was also a consultant at Bain & Company. Scott graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in International Economics and an MBA from Harvard University.  He is fluent in Spanish and is an accomplished guitar player. Scott was a board member of Industrial Distribution Group ( and he is actively involved with YPO (Young Presidents Organization).

Fred Short serves as the Executive Vice President of Sales for FDH Aero.

Prior to FDH Aero, 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 with Wesco, the business grew from a $135M, primarily Hardware Distribution business, to a $1.6B multi-commodity product and logistics service company.

Before his tenure at Wesco, Fred worked for Ford Aerospace, a manufacturer based in his native England, UK. With over 30 years of experience in working within the Aerospace and Defense, logistics and supply chain industry, Fred has built significant relationships with all major Aerospace and Defense companies and the manufacturing base that supports the industry.

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

Fred is a keen sportsman, and in his youth, he represented England Rugby at International level. He has also played representative rugby at the senior level, playing in the national leagues with West Hartlepool and Newcastle Gosforth. Fred still enjoys keeping fit with trail running, and mountain biking year-round, thanks to the inviting California climate.