Tag: West Star Aviation

West Star Aviation announces new executive leadership structure

West Star Aviation has announce that after a multi-year succession planning process, a new executive leadership structure has been named. Jim Rankin, who has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2018, has been named Executive Chairman of the Board, Stephen Maiden has been appoi...

West Star Aviation’s Denver satellite facility moves to a larger hangar

West Star Aviation announces that their Denver satellite facility, located at the Centennial Airport (APA), has moved into a larger hangar to accommodate customers with larger airframes, while also being able to expand their services. The new hangar is located just a few hangars away from the cur...

West Star Aviation announces Jon Thompson as new Textron project manager (CHA)

West Star has welcomed Jon Thompson as their new Textron Project Manager at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Jon has over 28 years of aviation experience, starting his career in the United States Marine Corps working on Ch-53E Super Stallions and obtaining his A&P just before his retirem...

West Star Aviation announces Timothy Freeman as new manager at the Chicago (PWK) satellite location

West Star Aviation has announced Timothy Freeman as the new satellite manager at their Chicago (PWK) satellite location. With more than 28 years of aviation experience, Timothy has previously held positions as a DOM and Senior ISR in the Middle East, maintenance tech supervisor at ComAir and mid-...

West Star Aviation promotes Brandon Shemonia to team lead for Gulfstream

West Star has announced the promotion of Brandon Shemonia to Gulfstream Team Lead at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Brandon will be responsible for working with lead technicians, day-to-day operations and training/mentoring the team. Brandon has been with West Star Aviation since 2019 and wa...

West Star Aviation promotes Rich Baertschi to Gulfstream aircraft maintenance team lead

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West Star Aviation acquires Jet East, a Gama Aviation Company

West Star Aviation, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, has announced that it has acquired Jet East. West Star is a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul ("MRO") services to the business aviation industry providing maintenance, modification, and other services to aviation cus...

West Star Aviation promotes Ricky Myers to Technical Sales Manager for Falcon

[caption id="attachment_37145" align="alignright" width="379"] Ricky Myers[/caption] West Star has announce the promotion of Ricky Myers to Technical Sales Manager for Falcon at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Myers will be responsible for targeting aircraft maintenance opportunities to i...

West Star Aviation launches In-house Academy

West Star Aviation has announced West Star Aviation Academy (WSAA), a new and innovative solution to addressing the Aircraft Maintenance Technician shortage. WSAA enables more women, men, and transitioning Military members to enter the aviation workforce by streamlining the old apprenticeship mod...

West Star Aviation to combine with Jet East

West Star Aviation, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group, has signed a definitive purchase agreement to combine with Jet East in the coming weeks following a shareholder meeting of Jet East’s parent company, Gama Aviation Plc. West Star is a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and ove...

West Star Aviation announces James Davis as new Gulfstream program manager

West Star has announced the promotion of James Davis to Gulfstream Program Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. James started his aviation career back in 1996 and has held a variety of positions within the industry, coming to West Star in 2014 he has held both Team Lead and Supervisory p...

West Star Aviation announces the promotion of Sean Ertz to Technical Sales Manager (CHA)

[caption id="attachment_36801" align="alignright" width="228"] Sean Ertz[/caption] West Star has announced the promotion of Sean Ertz to Technical Sales Manager-Textron at their Chattanooga, TN (CHA) facility. Sean has over 18 years of aviation experience, previously working at various Part 91...

West Star Aviation promotes Corey boardman to team lead of Chattanooga Bombardier program

West Star Aviation has promoted Corey Boardman to the position of Bombardier Team Lead at the Chattanooga, TN (CHA) location. Boardman will be responsible for working with Lead Technicians, training and mentoring efforts as well as assisting in the management of day to day operations. Boardman...

West Star Aviation promotes Ryan Gibbs to Director of Falcon business development 

West Star has announced the promotion of Ryan Gibbs to Director of Falcon Business Development at their East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Ryan has more than 21 years of aviation experience and has been with West Star since 2004 in a variety of sales and management positions. He will be responsibl...

West Star Aviation names Allen McReynolds as new chief operating officer

West Star has announced Allen McReynolds as their new Chief Operating Officer (COO), starting Monday September 11, 2023. Allen's primary role as COO will be to support employees by making strategic investments in people, training, tooling, technology and processes, while improving our safety, on-...

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