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