West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff
as South Central Regional Sales Manager

October 10, 2017 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce James (Jim) Woodliff as its South Central Regional Sales Manager. As RSM, Jim will be responsible for sales activities in Texas and Oklahoma while also building and maintaining customer relationships. He can be reached at 618.801.8529 or by email at jwoodliff@wsa.aero.

Jim started out as a Jet Engine Mechanic in 1984 for USAF where he oversaw the engine test cell operations on F100 , F16 and F15 aircraft. His previous experience within corporate aviation extends from working as a Crew Chief at Standard Aero and most recently as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor at Richardson Aviation from 2014-August 2017. In his position at Richardson Aviation he oversaw a crew of 8 technicians and their day to day operations of the corporate flight department.

Jim participated and completed factory sponsored training including run and taxi on Gulfstream, Falcon and Raytheon aircraft and factory systems training from Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Pratt & Whitney, as well as airport ground ops and towing.

“We are excited to have Jim join us at West Star, he brings 33 years of hands on experience, plus the experience of the mechanic and maintenance mindset to our sales team and customers in Texas and Oklahoma,” said Jim Swehla, Cofounder/Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, 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. For more information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.

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James Woodliff RSM_ EMBARGO 10.10.17

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