West Star Aviation Names Timothy Spihlman as New Chief Financial Officer

July 28, 2020

West Star Aviation has recently named Timothy Spihlman to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Spihlman will oversee all aspects of the company's finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and corporate strategy. He has over 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience in a variety of industries with a focus on long-term growth strategy for companies such as Vi-Jon and Solutia.

As a business leader with significant experience as a Board Member, CEO, President, CFO and other financially related roles, Tim has provided C-Level leadership to private equity backed, publicly traded and venture capital backed organizations. Tim’s unique background is based upon his ability to reshape businesses through interpersonal relationships, talent identification, cultural change management skills, analytics, restructuring and M&A activities.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is currently on the Board of Directors for Brace For Impact 46, a non-profit organization serving the needs of children in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and North St. Louis, as well as Accupac, a consumer products company serving pharmaceutical and retail markets.

“I’m excited to have Tim joining the West Star team. His extensive experience in corporate finance as well as his experience in several C-level positions make him the ideal candidate to help us achieve our long-term goals,” said Jim Rankin, CEO.

“I look forward to utilizing my experiences to help the West Star team continue to serve the industry. I am pleased to have the opportunity to join a company with such a strong history and customer centric approach,” said Tim Spihlman, CFO.

West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for seven consecutive years from 2014-2020 in Professional Pilot Magazine's annual PRASE Survey. The survey first included the 'Most Preferred MRO' category in 2014 and West Star has won the #1 slot each year since its inception. West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.