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Full-Spectrum Paint Expertise

West Star Aviation offers high-quality exterior strip and paint facilities large enough to accommodate Global 7000, Hawker 900XP, Citation 10/750, Falcon 900, Embraer 1000E, or Gulfstream 650. Our state of the art paint facilities are capable of handling all levels of exterior paint from a minor touch-up to a complete strip and repaint. 


We guide you through every step of your journey. This includes discussing your vision, expectations, work scope, and timeline, as well as meticulously mapping out a comprehensive plan. Collaborate closely with our experts to craft custom paint layouts. After finalizing your theme, our designers seamlessly transition into presenting captivating sketches and renderings for your review, igniting the exciting launch of production upon your approval. Our passionate and dedicated team ensures an unmatched level of detail, transforming your vision into reality with sophistication and luxury.


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Julie Timmons

Corporate Paint & Interior Sales Manager


Samantha Boyce

Paint & Interior Designer, Sales


George Euler

Corporate Paint & Interior Sales Manager



Steve Harden

Steve Harden

‪Manager of Design


Madelyn Pagano Pierce

Paint & Interior Designer


Veta Traxler

Paint & Interior Designer


Makayla Quayle

Makayla Quayle

‪Sales Support Coordinator

Mark White

RSM, California

Dave Godo

RSM, Ohio Valley

Mark Daniels
Tim Cane
Robbie Johnson

RSM, Mid Atlantic

Santiago Carol

RSM, Latin America

Steve Fleeman

RSM, Landing Gear

Contact Us

WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in August 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit or contact Katie Johnson ( or Dave Lagermann (

Application & Selection Process

Before applying, please be aware of the standards of conduct for employment with West Star along with the strict requirements below while attending WSAA.

  • Working in Aviation requires a commit to being drug-free.  Pre-employment drug testing along with random and reasonable suspicion testing is required for all companies employing people working in safety sensitive positions. The position you are considering applying for is safety sensitive.  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.  If you pass, you must remain drug-free during employment, failing a random or reasonable suspicion test may result in termination of employment.  Please note: marijuana is legal in certain states however the FAA follows Federal law where marijuana is illegal.  This means testing positive for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, will prevent you from working in Aviation. 
  • The first 7.5 months will follow a strict schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm (breaks and meal periods provided). 
  • The expectation is to arrive inside the learning center and clocked in at 7:00am.
  • While attending WSAA, no more than 4 hours a week can be missed.  Extenuating medical circumstances will be given full consideration with supporting documentation.
  • WSAA follows an FAA approved curriculum which has certain requirements including attendance. 
  • Testing for the FAA license at the conclusion of WSAA is required, along with passing.  Two opportunities to test will be provided, if needed.  Employment may terminate if the FAA license is not obtained.
  • Candidates will be contacted to complete pre-screening assessments and questionnaires. 
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted in late November and scheduled for a tour and interview with Hiring Managers at West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL.
  • To be qualified, candidates must pass the pre-screening process along with submitting a negative DOT drug test result.
  • Finalists will be selected after onsite interviews. Job offers will be extended in mid-December with a start date of January 9, 2024.
  • Pay while learning in the Academy will be $20 per hour.  Upon successfully graduating and obtaining your FAA license, pay will increase to $27 per hour.