West Star Aviation Names Josh Peterson Avionics Technical Sales Manager

December 14, 2017– West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Josh Peterson has been named Avionics Technical Sales Manager effective December 12, 2017.

Josh’s career in aviation began in 1992 when he joined the Navy. Stationed in San Diego, he worked as a sheet metal mechanic on carrier-based cargo aircraft until 1996, when he left the Navy to pursue a career working on firefighting aircraft. Josh joined the West Star Aviation team in 2002 as a sheet metal repair technician and performed structural repairs. He advanced quickly within the organization to avionics installs and in 2012, Josh worked in contracts where he would quote maintenance, interior, paint, and avionics.

“We have watched Josh’s career grow since he began at West Star in 2002, his technical mindset and passion for avionics will be a key factor of success in the role of Avionics Technical Sales Manager,” said Marty Rhine, Director of Sales, West Star Aviation. “We are pleased to know that his experience within our organization will help continue to build long-standing relationships with our customers,” Rhine continued.

In his new role as Avionics Technical Sales Manager, Josh will work directly with the avionics sales and technical teams to provide support to current and potential customers. Josh will be based at CHA and can be reached directly at 970.260.8332 or by email at jpeterson@wsa.aero.

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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