West Star Aviation Promotes Laiten to Director of Bombardier Business Development (ALN)
West Star Aviation announces the promotion of George Laiten to the director of Bombardier Business Development at its East Alton, IL (ALN), facility. Laiten will focus on new business opportunities with customers, vendors and OEMs while collaborating across departments and sites to identify key enhancements and solutions for customers.
Since 2011, Laiten has been the driving force behind West Star's Bombardier program in East Alton, overseeing Bombardier, Challenger and Global series aircraft maintenance, avionics, interior, paint service and support. During this time, he has helped develop and grow the East Alton team to the 50+ technicians that work there today. As a licensed A&P mechanic and private pilot, Laiten previously served on the Challenger, Global, and Challenger 300 advisory board and continues to be involved with the Bombardier Challenger Industry Steering Committee.
“George has a wealth of aviation knowledge and strong industry relationships that will serve him and West Star Aviation well in this role,” says Marty Rhine, vice president, Sales (ALN). “George has made countless contributions to West Star throughout his time, and this is a much-deserved promotion.”
“I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to continue my aviation career with West Star. It has been such an honor to grow with the business, as well as collaborating with my amazing team members,” says Laiten.
For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com or call 800-922-2421.