West Star Aviation

West Star Aviation Welcomes Mike Shonka as New CFO

East Alton, IL, April 9, 2013 - West Star Aviation announced that Mike Shonka will be joining their team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mike brings decades of experience with him to West Star and will begin his new position on April 1, 2013.

Mike has had an extensive career as a financial executive in financial services and aviation, including Cessna Aircraft Company, where he was the Chief Financial Officer for 14 years.

“Mike is well known and respected within the aviation industry,” says Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation. “With the addition of Mike, we have a very strong financial team in place, and we are fortunate to have him join our team.”

West Star Aviation, Inc. specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, windows, and engines, as well as major modifications, avionics installation and repair, interior refurbishment, surplus avionics sales, accessory services, paint and parts.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, IL; Grand Junction, CO; Columbia, SC; and Dallas, TX, West Star Aviation runs the maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO and at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. 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 while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit http://www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.