West Star Aviation Names New Chief Operating Officer and General Manager

Rodger Renaud has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Eric Kujawa to General Manager of West Star’s East Alton, IL (ALN) location.


East Alton, IL, June 28, 2013- West Star Aviation recently announced two significant promotions within their organization. Rodger Renaud has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Eric Kujawa to General Manager of West Star’s East Alton, IL (ALN) location. Both changes are effective as of July 1, 2013.

Rodger first joined the West Star team in April 2012, as General Manager of the ALN facility.

“Chief Operating Officer is a new position within our organization and was created based on the robust growth we are experiencing,” says Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation. “Our ALN team has grown and prospered under Rodger’s capable leadership, and we are excited for him to take on this new position.”

As Chief Operating Officer, Rodger will expand his responsibilities to include overseeing all aspects of operations at both the ALN and Grand Junction, CO (GJT) locations. Eric will take over the main leadership role at ALN and be responsible for overseeing all daily operations at  the facility.

“Eric has been with West Star since its inception and he has taken on many important roles and responsibilities since that time,” says Robert Rasberry, CEO, West Star Aviation. “We are confident in Eric’s leadership capabilities and know he will bring continued success at ALN.”

Rodger Renaud can be contacted directly at (618) 258-8020 (office) or (618) 225-7025 (cell).  Eric Kujawa can be contacted directly at 618-258-8855 (office) or 618-407-6443 (cell).

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; and Columbia, SC, 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. 

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