West Star Aviation Names Bob O’Leary Embraer Business Development Manager
August 15, 2017- West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Bob O’Leary has been named Embraer Business Development Manager. Bob will be located at the ALN facility and will focus on all Embraer models including Phenom 100/300, Legacy 450, 500, 600/650 and Lineage aircraft.
Bob comes to West Star Aviation with 27 years of experience working within Aviation. In 1990 Bob started out at PHI, Inc. before moving to Garrett Aviation working at Scott Air Force Base on Hawker 800 aircraft.
He transitioned into a position at Midcoast Aviation, now Jet Aviation, and worked a variety of roles from Crew Chief, Maintenance Supervisor, Business Operations Manager for Falcon/Challenger and Embraer to most recently, Program Manager.
During his role as Business Operations Manager, Bob started the ASC on Lineage 1000 Airframe at Jet Aviation while overseeing daily operations of his team.
“We are confident that Bob’s knowledge of Embraer operations and practices will continue to give Lineage customers a viable place to do business and continue to grow Embraer opportunities throughout West Star Aviation’s organization,” said Rodger Renaud, President & Chief Operating Officer, West Star Aviation.
Voted #1 Preferred MRO in the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Professional Pilot magazine annual “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, 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; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX.
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.