March 3, 2014…Santa Rosa, CA KaiserAir announced today that Rick Brainard has joined their
organization in the role of Director of Maintenance Marketing and Business Development.
According to Glenn Barrett, VP of Maintenance for KaiserAir, “we are excited about the addition
of Rick to our team. His leadership background, his vast experience in the industry and his
enthusiasm for growth made him a perfect fit for our goal to grow our MRO business.” Barrett
continued, “it has been our plan for a while to grow our outside maintenance customer base.
While most of our maintenance and avionics capability in the past has been focused on our
managed fleet, with the addition of Rick, it is out intent to immediately offer those same services
to Gulfstream, Hawker and Citation operators around the globe. Having maintained these and
other airframe types for over 30 years, we have accumulated tremendous capability and
experience. It makes sense to leverage these resources and provide the same world class services
to outside clients that we have provided to our internal clients.”
Brainard’s recent experience include aviation consulting with Aerick Global, roles in Business
Development, VP Sales and General Manager with West Star Aviation, various roles with
McKinney Aerospace and sales leadership roles with GE Aircraft Engines, AlliedSignal and
KaiserAir has a rich heritage dating back to 1946 as the flight department of industrialist Henry
J. Kaiser’s family of companies. For over 60 years KaiserAir has maintained a perfect safety
record while operating and maintaining aircraft manufactured by Boeing, Bombardier, Cessna,
Hawker and Gulfstream. With FBO operations in Oakland California (OAK) and Santa Rosa
California (STS), KaiserAir is the premier MRO/FBO in the region. For further information
contact Rick Brainard at 707.528.7400 or [email protected].