Rodger Renaud Promoted to President of West Star Aviation

East Alton, IL, May 23, 2016– West Star Aviation recently announced that their current Chief Operating Offic
er (COO) Rodger Renaud, has been named president of West Star Aviation. He will work with Bob Rasberry, Chief Executive Officer, to continue with West Star’s growth. This change was effective April 29, 2016.

Rodger began his career in aviation 36 years ago installing flight controls and wings on Sabre 65 aircraft at Rockwell International. He then moved to Midcoast Aviation where he worked with sales, operations and facilities. Rodger held the position of Senior Vice President upon his departure in 2012.

Joining the West Star team in April 2012 as general manager of the ALN facility, he was quickly promoted in 2013 to chief operating officer where he expanded his responsibilities to overseeing all aspects of operations at all West Star Aviation facilities.

“We have been lucky to have Rodger. He has been an effective leader in his role as COO for three years and I am confident he will excel in his new position as president. He will be working with more of our strategic initiatives while still handling operations during our robust growth,” said Bob Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation. “He has been working in the role for some time, and he consistently takes on new challenges and succeeds,” Rasberry continued.

Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey for three consecutive years, West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; and Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL and Centennial Airport in Denver, CO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit or call 800-922-2421.


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