East Alton, IL, April 1, 2010 – West Star Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that Tony Koprivnik will take on the position as Director of Challenger and Global Express Programs at their East Alton, IL facility. The East Alton facility just implemented the Challenger and Global Express Programs into its product mix.
Koprivnik will be responsible for integrating the Challenger and Global Express aircraft into West Star’s Maintenance, Avionics, Interior and Paint operations.
Jim Swehla, VP of Sales & Marketing at West Star, stated “After extensive research, we feel that the Challenger and Global Express will be a perfect fit for the East Alton facility because of interior, paint, and avionics support capabilities, geographic location and available resources in the Midwestern region.”
This new program also has great potential due to the successful track record of the Bombardier Challenger program located at the Grand Junction location. Jim Swehla feels, “that the sales, support and technical expertise that the Grand Junction location maintains will help grow the East Alton program and at the same time strengthen the Grand Junction program.”
Koprivnik has a strong aviation background and has previously worked at Midcoast Aviation, Bizjet Aviation and Eastern Airlines. He is a proven leader throughout his years of being associated with the Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. He is very customer and quality driven.
West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in airframe repair and maintenance, engine repair and maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, paint, parts, surplus avionics sales, and accessory services. In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation has a Hiawatha, IA location that specializes in the acquisition and sales of surplus avionics, runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. West Star Aviation, Inc. is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise and provides world-class customer services in all of the organization’s divisions.
For additional information visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.
West Star Aviation is utilizing its resources to provide the same quality it has always delivered.
Steve Lercel assumed the position of California area Regional Sales Manager.
McKillips is now responsible for the Paint and Interior (Wood, Upholstery & Trim) operations at the (ALN) facility.