Western Aircraft Adds Sales Staff

Craig Donlan joins the company as Avionics Sales Area Manager. Tracy Gandy joins Western as the Turboprop Sales Manager. Richard (Rick) Van Thiel joins the sales team as Interiors Sales Manager.


BOISE, Idaho, December 18, 2013 – Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today the addition of three new team members.

Craig Donlan joins the company as Avionics Sales Area Manager.  Craig has 35 years of avionics and sales experience including positions with McDermott International, Gulfstream Aerospace and Cobham Antenna Systems. He most recently held the position of Operations, Sales and Technical support for Aviation Modification Leaders, Inc., in Argyle, Texas.  He holds a Private Pilot’s license and FCC General Class License.

Tracy Gandy joins Western as the Turboprop Sales Manager.  Tracy has more than 30 years of aviation experience and holds an FAA A&P/IA License. He has a broad background in maintenance, sales, teaching and training including work with Embry Riddle, the United States Army and the Afghan National Air Corp. He has also worked for Dallas Airmotive, Consolidated Turbine Support, Cessna Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Canada.  He most recently was the Turbine MRO Sales Manager for Western Skyways Turbine in Montrose, Colo.

Richard (Rick) Van Thiel joins the sales team as Interiors Sales Manager.  Rick has a broad aviation career that includes work in avionics installations, sales support, contracts and pricing. He has worked for Gulfstream Aerospace, K-C Aviation, Inc., and most recently served as the Director of Completion Sales and Design with Jet Aviation in St. Louis, Mo.                                                                                               

About Western Aircraft

Western Aircraft is a full-service FBO, FAA certified aircraft repair station, and a factory authorized maintenance/modification facility for Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon, Hawker Beechcraft, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins, Universal Avionics, Pilatus, Piaggio and many other major suppliers to the Corporate and General Aviation industry. Additionally, they are a factory appointed dealer selling new Pilatus and Piper aircraft.  Western Aircraft services include maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; aircraft sales, charter and management; parts distribution; and fixed base operations. For more information, go to www.westair.com.

About Greenwich AeroGroup

Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; Aero Precision located in Livermore, Calif. and NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com

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