MOLINE, Ill., March 15, 2011 --- Wynn Elliott, chairman and ceo, Elliott Aviation, today announced that Gregory J. Sahr has joined the business aviation services company as vice president, sales, marketing and business development. Sahr will report directly to Elliott and manage the company’s technical sales and business development programs, as well as marketing communication support, including advertising, direct marketing and public relations.
Sahr has more than 16 years’ experience in the aviation industry, and joins Elliott Aviation from StandardAero, where he served as regional sales director for the Western United States. He began his career as an avionics installer with Electrosonics in Columbus, Ohio, which was subsequently acquired by General Electric and renamed Garrett Aviation Services, advancing to lead avionics installer, facilities operations manager, site leader and avionics sales manager.
In 2005 when Garrett became part of Landmark Aviation, Sahr was named regional sales manager for Ohio and Indiana, and promoted to regional sales director for the Central United States before taking over the Western region of what is now known as StandardAero in 2008.
He holds an Associate’s Degree from Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio.
“Greg understands the business aviation industry literally from the ground up,” said Elliott. “His hands-on knowledge of the connection between operations and sales will be instrumental in taking our sales and marketing programs to the next level.”
Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and has been selling and servicing business aircraft since 1936.