Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 14, 2017
 Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
24911 Avenue Stanford
Valencia, California 91355
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (661) 775-7200
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02            Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(b)    On December 14, 2017, Chris King, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.’s (the “Company”) Vice President, Finance and Global Controller (Principal Accounting Officer), resigned from his position at the Company in order to pursue another opportunity. To assist with an orderly transition, Mr. King is expected to continue to serve in his role at the Company until January 12, 2018. After Mr. King’s departure, Kerry A. Shiba, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer), is expected to serve as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer on a temporary basis until Mr. King’s successor is hired.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains forward-looking statements (including within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) concerning the Company and other matters. These statements may discuss goals, intentions and expectations as to future plans, trends, events, results of operations or financial condition, or otherwise, based on current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. Forward-looking statements may be accompanied by words such as “continue,” “expected” or similar words, phrases or expressions. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside the Company’s control. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on such statements.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: general economic and industry conditions; conditions in the credit markets; changes in military spending; risks unique to suppliers of equipment and services to the U.S. government; risks associated with the Company’s long-term, fixed-price agreements that have no guarantee of future sales volumes; risks associated with the loss of significant customers, a material reduction in purchase orders by significant customers, or the delay, scaling back or elimination of significant programs on which the Company relies; the Company’s ability to effectively compete in its industry; the Company’s ability to effectively manage its inventory; the Company’s suppliers’ ability to provide it with the products the Company sells in a timely manner, in adequate quantities and/or at a reasonable cost; the Company’s ability to maintain effective information technology systems; the Company’s ability to retain key personnel; risks associated with the Company’s international operations, including exposure to foreign currency movements; risks associated with assumptions the Company makes in connection with its critical accounting estimates (including goodwill, excess and obsolete inventory and valuation allowance of the Company’s deferred tax assets) and legal proceedings; changes in U.S. tax law; the Company’s dependence on third-party package delivery companies; fuel price risks; fluctuations in the Company’s financial results from period-to-period; environmental risks; risks related to the handling, transportation and storage of chemical products; risks related to the aerospace industry and the regulation thereof; risks related to the Company’s indebtedness; and other risks and uncertainties.
The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive.  You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company’s business, including those described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All forward-looking statements included in this communication (including information included or incorporated by reference herein) are based upon information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
December 15, 2017
/s/ Kerry A. Shiba
Kerry A. Shiba
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer