West Star is pleased to welcome Jim Ellis as the new Avionics Technical Sales Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Jim will work directly with the avionics sales and technical teams to provide support to current and new customers.
Jim has more than 26 years of avionics experience, formally serving as avionics senior crew chief and serving Air Force and Illinois National Guard. Jim has an associate degree in Electronic Technology, as well as specialized training including AET Aircraft Electronics Technician Certification, FCC License, SD AeroIT Certification, Dassault Engineering Services Fly By Wire Software Load and Certified Inspector.
“Jim brings a vast knowledge of avionics installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance to this position,” said Marty Rhine, Vice President of Sales (ALN). “He has a clear understanding of airframe and related system maintenance requirements. It is not often that we are fortunate enough to bring on someone with this much technical experience and familiarity with our services,” Rhine continued.
“I appreciate the opportunity to apply my broad leadership skills and vast avionics expertise to the West Star team while also continuing the relationships with our valued vendors,” said Jim Ellis, Avionics Technical Sales Manager (ALN).