West Star Aviation Appoints New VP of Sales and New Manager of Technical Sales

Marty Rhine

West Star Aviation Appoints New VP of Sales and New Manager of Technical Sales

West Star Aviation Appoints New VP of Sales and New Manager of Technical Sales

Marty Rhine

West Star Aviation announces the appointment of Marty Rhine to vice president of Sales and Steve Bates to manager of Technical Sales. Rhine and Bates have completed their transitions and are active in their new roles.

Marty Rhine joined West Star in 2005 as a senior avionics design engineer and was promoted to director of Sales. Rhine has over 10 years of engineering and avionics technical expertise, as well as solid customer relationships. In his new role as vice president of Sales, Rhine oversees the development and execution of sales strategy while also providing leadership and direction to the West Star Sales and Design teams.

“I look forward to working with this team of professionals, and looking forward to the future growth of this company," says Rhine.

Steve Bates joined West Star as the Challenger/Global technical sales manager in 2015 and now acts as the manager of Technical Sales. Bates will provide leadership to the ALN-based Technical Sales and Design team.

"I am proud to continue my career with West Star, and I am eager to work with the Sales and Design team at ALN," says Bates.

"Marty grew up on the floor, and since 2005, has developed a vast knowledge of our business," says Rodger Renaud, president and chief operating officer, West Star Aviation. "He has built and cultivated relationships with key vendors and customers which have been instrumental in the growth of our company. Likewise, we are happy to see Steve grow in his career here at West Star. He has a proven leadership record, and we believe he will be a valuable asset managing our Sales and Design team at ALN."

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; Chattanooga, TN; and Perryville, MO, 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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