West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff as South Central Regional Sales Manager

West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff as South Central Regional Sales Manager

West Star Aviation Names James Woodliff as South Central Regional Sales Manager

West Star Aviation announces James (Jim) Woodliff as its South Central regional sales manager. As RSM, Jim will be responsible for sales activities in Texas and Oklahoma while also building and maintaining customer relationships. 

Woodliff started out as a jet engine mechanic in 1984 for the USAF where he oversaw the engine test cell operations on F100 , F16 and F15 aircraft. His previous experience within corporate aviation extends from working as a crew chief at Standard Aero to most recently as an aircraft maintenance supervisor at Richardson Aviation from 2014-August 2017. In his position at Richardson Aviation he oversaw a crew of eight technicians and their day-to-day operations of the corporate flight department. Woodliff participated in and completed factory-sponsored training, including run and taxi on Gulfstream, Falcon and Raytheon aircraft; factory systems training from Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Pratt & Whitney; and airport ground ops and towing.

"We are excited to have Jim join us at West Star. He brings 33 years of hands-on experience plus the experience of the mechanic and maintenance mindset to our sales team and customers in Texas and Oklahoma," says Jim Swehla, co-founder/executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, West Star Aviation.

Woodliff can be reached at 618.801.8529 or by email at jwoodliff@wsa.aero.

Voted "#1 Preferred MRO" in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Professional Pilot magazine “Preferences Regarding Aviation Services and Equipment” (PRASE) Survey, West Star Aviation 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 Chattanooga, TN, West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, CO; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, IL; Centennial Airport in Denver, CO and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, TX. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities.

For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.

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