Grand Junction, CO, September 23, 2008 – West Star Aviation, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has named Dave Krogman General Manager of its Grand Junction, CO (GJT) facility. Krogman will replace Rick Brainard, who vacated the position to become West Star Aviation’s new vice president of sales. Krogman will oversee all day-to-day operational activities at the full-service aircraft maintenance facility and FBO.
Krogman held the position of Director of Hangar Operations at West Star Aviation, Inc. - GJT since July 2006. Prior to that position he served as the facility’s Citation and Hawker Program Manager since joining the Company in 1996. Prior to his move to Grand Junction, Krogman held positions as supervisor, inspector, and lead aircraft service technician at another business jet maintenance and repair facility.
“I have worked with Dave for over three years,” said Rick Brainard, Vice President of Sales. “His technical expertise and leadership abilities were apparent from the beginning. Since his appointment to the Director of Hangar Operations position, he has also demonstrated tremendous organizational and operational management skills. I attribute much of the success of West Star Aviation’s Grand Junction facility to Dave’s adept and efficient management of our large and continually expanding hangar operations. I am pleased to hand over my former general manager duties to him, and am confident that he will play an integral role in West Star Aviation’s future growth and success.”
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; and Dallas, TX, West Star has a Hiawatha, IA location that specializes in the acquisition and sales of surplus avionics. 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.