West Star Aviation Names Daniel Wiese, CPA as Chief Financial Officer

East Alton, IL, July 12, 2016 – West Star Aviation announced Daniel “Danny” Wiese as Chief Financial Officer. This change was effective June 2016. Danny will have enterprise responsibility for all accounting, billing and financial matters.

Danny comes to West Star with 38 years of accounting experience in both public accounting and industry. Previously, he worked for Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest accounting firms. After his time there, he continued working in the industry for 31 years with Capital Enterprises, Inc., where he managed a large accounting department that provided financial and accounting services for a multi-state management company.

“We are excited to welcome Danny to the West Star family. He has the skills and experience needed to excel in this position,” said Bob Rasberry, CEO West Star Aviation. “Danny has been in accounting and finance all his life and has been a CFO for the last 12 years. We feel fortunate to have someone with Danny’s skills join our team,” 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 www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.


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