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Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg Technical Sales Manager, Avionics
  • GJT
Aaron Warren Program Manager Citation
  • GJT
Alberto Hernandez
Alberto Hernandez Satellite Manager
  • PBI
Allen McReynolds
Allen McReynolds Chief Operating Officer
Amber Kasting
Amber Kasting Manager of HR, Midwest Region
  • ALN
Andy Pitstick
Andy Pitstick Project Manager, Falcon
  • CHA
Aubrie Blair Manager of Talent Acquisition
  • GJT
Bill Richards Project Manager, Falcon
  • ALN
Blane Robinson Manager of EHS
  • GJT
Bob Fairfield
Bob Fairfield Regional Sales Manager
  • Central
Bob O'Leary
Bob OLeary Director, Embraer Business Development
  • ALN
Brandon Shemonia
Brandon Shemonia Team Lead, Gulfstream
  • ALN
Brian Bauwens
Brian Bauwens General Manager
  • ALN
Brian Chapman
Brian Chapman EHS Manager
  • PCD
Brian Jansen
Brian Jansen Program Manager Falcon
  • CHA
Carl Hefner
Carl Hefner Regional Sales Manager
  • Northwest
Charles "Chuck" Conway
Charles (Chuck) Conway Avionics Supervisor
  • ALN
Charles Brooks
Charles Brooks 2nd Shift Manager
  • ALN
Chris Landry
Chris Landry Project Manager Gulfstream
  • CHA
Chris White
Chris White Chief Safety & Quality Officer
  • ALN
Chris Wilkes
Chris Wilkes Regional Sales Manager
  • Northeast
Christin Boardman
Christin Boardman Manager of People Insights
  • CHA
Cody Yarnell
Cody Yarnell Falcon Team Leader
  • GJT
Connor Mottice
Connor Mottice Technical Sales Manager, Bombardier/Embraer
  • CHA
Corey Boardman
Corey Boardman Bombardier Team Lead
  • CHA
Cory Kolman
Cory Kolman Regional Sales Manager
  • Canada
Dan Perrin
Dan Perrin Technical Sales Manager, Hawker / Managed Fleet Accounts
  • GJT
Dan Prieu
Dan Prieu Senior Manager, Project Management & Planning
  • CHA
Dana Seese
Dana Seese​​​​ Vice President, Marketing
  • ALN
Dan Rader
Daniel Rader Project Manager
  • ALN
Danny French Manager of Facilities Maintenance
  • CHA
Danny Gegg
Danny Gegg Technical Sale Manager, Modifications
  • PCD
Darin Perryman
Darin Perryman Program Manager Accessories & Landing Gear Program Manager
  • GJT
Darren Nash
Darren Nash Director of Quality Assurance
  • ALN
Dave Dornes
Dave Dornes Project Manager, Citation
  • ALN
Dave Driscoll Director of Material Control
  • ALN
Dave Godo
Dave Godo Regional Sales Manager
  • Ohio Valley
David Crowder
David Crowder General Manager
  • SVH
David Green
David Green Program Manager, Line Services
  • ALN
Dave Lagermann
David Lagermann Senior Technical Recruiter
  • ALN
Dean Obr
Dean Obr Vice President – Fleet Aircraft Maintenance
  • SVH
  • MIV
Dean Zimmel
Dean Zimmel Satellite Manager
  • MSP
Debi Cunningham
Debi Cunningham Vice President of Events
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
Derek Richardson
Derek Richardson Bombardier Project Manager
  • ALN
Don Carter
Don Carter Structures Engineer
  • ALN
  • PCD
Donna Taylor
Donna Taylor Administrative Generalist
  • CHA
Dwayne Chandler
Dwayne Chandler Technical Sales Manager - Modification - Satellites
  • ALN
Eric Valdes
Eric Valdes Program Director, Embraer, Accessories and NDT
  • ALN
Fernanda Avila
Fernanda Avila Project Coordinator
  • CXO
Frank Krafka
Frank Krafka Manager of Material Control
  • CHA
Garrett Heisler
Garret Heisler Director, Falcon Maintenance
  • ALN
Gary Freeman
Gary Freeman Regional Sales Manager
  • GJT
  • Southwest
George Elder
George Elder Manager of Quality
  • PCD
George Euler
George Euler Corporate Paint & Interior Sales Manager
  • GJT
George Laiten
George Laiten Director of Bombardier Business Development
  • ALN
Jack DiCello
Jack DiCello VP, Talent Development and Employee Experience
  • SVH
  • MIV
James Davis
James Davis Gulfstream Program Manager
  • ALN
James Mccann Program Manager, Interiors
  • ALN
Jason Mital
Jason Mital Project Manager
  • GJT
Jason Runde Manager of Facilities Maintenance
  • ALN
Jay King
Jay King Project Manager – Bombardier
  • CHA
Jay Rizzo
Jay Rizzo
  • SVH
  • MIV
Jay Wand
Jay Wand Program Manager, Gulfstream
  • PCD
Jeff Messmer
Jeff Messmer Technical Sales Manager
  • PCD
Jeff Olson
Jeff Olson Project Manager
  • GJT
Jeff Saubers
Jeff Saubers Satellite Manager
  • MIV
Jeff Yeager
Jeff Yeager Senior Team Lead, Landing Gear
  • GJT
Jeff Sneden
Jeffrey Sneden Manager of Quality Assurance
  • CHA
Jeremy Turnbough
Jeremy Turnbough Program Manager, Paint
  • CHA
Jerry Autrey Program Manager Avionics
  • GJT
Jerry Sheetz
Jerry Sheetz Director of Technical Sales
  • GJT
Jim Ellis
Jim Ellis Technical Sales Manager, Avionics
  • ALN
Jim Lauschke Director of Legal & Compliance
  • ALN
Jim Rankin
Jim Rankin Chief Executive Officer
Jim Swehla
Jim Swehla Ambassador
  • ALN
Jim Woodliff
Jim Woodliff Regional Sales Manger
  • Texas
Joe Carr
Joe Carr Technical Sales Manager, Embraer / Turbo Prop
  • GJT
Joe Irwin
Joe Irwin Aviation Maintenance Technician Trainer
  • CHA
John Barnes
John Barnes Project Manager, Gulfstream
  • PCD
John Neverdahl Manager of Parts
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
  • PCD
John Sonsoucie
John Sonsoucie Project Manager
  • ALN
Jon Heckart
Jon Heckart Satellite Manager
  • LAS
Jon Thompson
Jon Thompson Project Manager, Textron
  • CHA
Jon Toms Manager of Material Control
  • GJT
Josh Peterson
Josh Peterson Technical Sales Manger, Avionics
  • CHA
Julie Timmons
Julie Timmons Corporate Paint & Interior Sales Manager
  • ALN
Justin Willis
Justin Willis Program Manager, Interiors
  • CHA
Katie Hazelwonder
Katie Hazelwonder Citation Project Manager
  • ALN
Katie Johnson
Katie Johnson Chief People Officer
  • ALN
Keith Schroeder
Keith Schroeder Regional Sales Manager
  • Midwest
Ken Rice Director of Bombardier Program
  • GJT
Kendall Kreiling Embraer & Hawker Program Manager
  • GJT
Kenny Jennings
Kenneth Jennings Paint Supervisor
  • PCD
Kevin Bostwick Manager of Quality Assurance
  • GJT
Kevin Brandt
Kevin Brandt Manager, MRT & Engines
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
Kevin Hand
Kevin Hand Technical Sales Manager / Textron / Embraer
  • ALN
Kraig Meyer
Kraig Meyer Director of Environmental, Health & Safety
  • GJT
Kurt Sanderson Assistant Manager, Paint
  • GJT
Kyle French General Manager
  • PCD
Larry Amos
Larry Amos Manager of EHS
  • CHA
Larry Marler
Larry L. Marler Technical Sales Manager Falcon & Gulfstream
  • CHA
Lee Smieja
Lee Smieja Project Manager
  • CHA
LUKE M. WILLIAMS
Luke M. Williams Corporate Controller
  • ALN
Madelyn Pagno Pierce
Madelyn Pagano Pierce Interior & Paint Designer
  • ALN
Mark Birmingham
Mark Birmingham Program Manager, Paint
  • GJT
Mark Daniels
Mark Daniels Regional Sales Manager
  • South
Mark Ferguson
Mark Ferguson Manager of EHS
  • ALN
Mark White
Mark White Regional Sales Manager
  • California
Marty Rhine
Marty Rhine Chief Customer Officer
  • ALN
Matthew DeLellis
Matt DeLellis Chief Financial Officer
  • ALN
Matt Houston
Matt Houston Manager, Corporate Development
  • ALN
Matt Vogel
Matt Vogel Director of Technology
  • GJT
Michael Ditmeyer
Michael Ditmeyer Gulfstream Program Director
  • CHA
MICHAEL L. DURST
Michael L. Durst Ambassador
  • ALN
Michael Smith
Michael Smith Manager for Embraer
  • CHA
Michael Zeris
Michael Zeris Technical Sales Manager, Gulfstream
  • ALN
Michelle Parks Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
  • ALN
Mike Bricker Manager of Facilities Maintenance
  • GJT
Mike Harper
Mike Harper Team Lead, Aircraft Maintenance
  • CXO
Mike Sichmeller
Mike Sichmeller Technical Sales Manager, Avionics
  • ALN
Mike Zada
Mike Zada Chief Project Officer
Mitch Hatch
Mitch Hatch Falcon Team Leader
  • GJT
Mobile Repair Team MRT MRT Dispatch
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
  • PCD
Monty Mcallster
Monty Mcallister Program Manager, Accessories & Landing Gear
  • CHA
Nick Adcock
Nick Adcock Project Manager
  • ALN
Robert Hunt
Norman Hunt Avionics Technical Representative
  • ALN
Parker Garner
Parker Garner Project Manager
  • GJT
Pat Welch
Pat Welch Technical Sales Manager
  • ALN
Patrick Moylan
Patrick Moylan VP, Safety
  • SVH
  • MIV
Randy Bass
Randy Bass Satellite Manager
  • CXO
Randy Cissell
Randy Cissell Project Manager
  • PCD
Randy Miller
Randy Miller Technical Sales Manager Challenger & Global
  • GJT
Raymond Sharp
Raymond Sharp Program Manager, Citation
  • ALN
Rich Baertschi
Rich Baertschi Team Lead Aircraft Maintenance - Gulfstream Program
  • CHA
Richard Maynes
Richard Maynes Falcon Team Leader
  • GJT
Rick Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez Project Manager - Embraer
  • CHA
Ricky Myers
Ricky Myers Technical Sales Manager, Falcon
  • ALN
Rob Jolly
Rob Jolly Director of Regional Sales Team
  • ALN
Robbie Johnson
Robbie Johnson Regional Sales Manager
  • Mid Atlantic
Robert Lawson
Robert Lawson Hawker Technical & Sales Support Representative
  • GJT
Robert Peyman
Robert Peyman Director of Technical Sales
  • ALN
Robert Wood
Robert Wood Program Manager, Paint
  • ALN
Rodney Basler
Rodney Basler Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance Gulfstream
  • PCD
Ron Echols Assistant Manager, Avionics Repair
  • GJT
Rusty Gardner Program Manager, Avionics Install
  • ALN
Ryan Gibbs
Ryan Gibbs Director of Falcon Business Development
  • ALN
Ryan Kastings
Ryan Kastings Purchaser
  • ALN
Ryan Law
Ryan Law Project Manager
  • GJT
Samantha Boyce
Samantha Boyce Paint & Interior Design Sales Associate
  • CHA
Samantha Catanzaro Project Coordinator
  • APA
Samuel Haycraft
Samuel A Haycraft Ambassador
  • ALN
Santiago Carol
Santiago Carol Regional Sales Manager
  • Latin America
Scott Koehler Senior Manager of Project Management
  • ALN
Scott Sweeney General Manager
  • GJT
Scott White
Scott White Program Manager, Falcon
  • GJT
Sean Ertz
Sean Ertz Technical Sales Manager, Textron/Hawker
  • CHA
Sean Fields
Sean Fields Manager of Material Control
  • ALN
Shannan Reiss
Shannan Reiss HR Generalist
  • PCD
Sharon Klose
Sharon Klose Director, Satellites/MRT & Engines
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
Shawn George
Shawn George​​​​ Vice President, Service Hubs
  • SVH
  • MIV
Stacey Krukow Manager of Billing
  • GJT
Stephen Maiden
Stephen Maiden Chief Operating Officer
  • ALN
Steve Barnes Program Manager, Interiors
  • GJT
Steve Fleeman
Steve Fleeman Regional Sales Manager, Landing Gear/Accessories
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
  • PCD
  • Landing Gear
Steve Goede
Steve Goede General Manager
  • CHA
Steve Harden Manager of Design
  • ALN
Steve Smith
Steve Smith Program Manager, Challenger
  • CHA
Susan Yenne Director of Contracts
  • ALN
TJ Jeager
T.J. Jaeger Program Manager, Lear / Gulfstream
  • GJT
Tabitha Sparr
Tabitha Sparr Office Manager
  • MSP
Teresa Garner Program Manager, Line Services
  • GJT
Tim Cane
Tim Cain Regional Sales Manager
  • Florida
Tim Freeman
Tim Freeman Satellite Base Manager
  • pwk
Tim Schilling Satellite Manager
  • APA
Tim Whitehead
Tim Whitehead Falcon Project Manager
  • ALN
Todd Hyatt
Todd Hyatt Textron Program Manager
  • CHA
Todd Pogue
Todd Pogue Challenger Program Director
  • ALN
Todd Rasch
Todd Rasch Manager of Quality Assurance
  • ALN
Tom Gorsuch Program Manager, Engineering
  • GJT
Tom Modrick
Tom Modrick Team Lead, Turboprop
  • GJT
Tony Moorehead
Tony Moorehead Quality Control/Account Manager
  • PCD
Tonya McAlister
Tonya McAllister Manager of Human Resources, East Region
  • CHA
Tracy Burnett Warranty Sales Manager - Avionics Aftermarket Programs
  • ALN
  • GJT
  • CHA
Trina Hand Manager of Human Resources, West Region
  • GJT
Veta Traxler
Veta C. Traxler Paint & Interior Designer
  • GJT
Will Carroll
Will Carroll Program Manager, Avionics
  • CHA
Bill Fields
William Fields Project Manager
  • ALN
William Gemmell
William Gemmell​​​​ Director, Data Analytics
  • SVH
  • MIV
Zach Brandt
Zach Brandt Project Manager, Challenger
  • PCD
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 January 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit www.weststaraviation.com/careers or contact Katie Johnson (katiejohnson@wsa.aero) or Dave Lagermann (dlagermann@wsa.aero).

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.