West Star Aviation Names Steve Goede Director of Landing Gear and Accessory Programs

East Alton, IL, November 1, 2016 – West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that Steve Goede has been named Director of Landing Gear and Accessory Programs.

Steve started his career in aviation 13 years ago working part-time for Comair Delta Connection while he attended the University of Iowa majoring in Business Marketing and International Business.

He started with West Star Aviation nine years ago as Manager of Accessory Parts Sales (GJT). Steve’s responsibilities included building strong relationships with OEMs, providing continued support of landing gear accessory shops at West Star full-service locations GJT, ALN and CHA, and continued growth of the accessories and parts department adding new capabilities.

“Steve has been with West Star Aviation for nine years and he has been a strong force developing the growth in the Landing Gear & Accessory shop for the company. As Director, Steve will continue to maintain strong relationships with OEMs as well as leading the Landing Gear and Accessory team. He will oversee any expansion in these departments and maintain and oversee these departments throughout the West Star network, including our recent agreement with Embraer to overhaul Phenom 100 and 300,” said Rodger Renaud, President and Chief Operating Officer, West Star Aviation.

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 StarAviation 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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