West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of George Laiten to the Director of Bombardier Business Development at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. George will focus on new business opportunities with customers, vendors and OEMs while collaborating across departments and sites to identify key enhancements and solutions for our valued customers.
Since 2011, George has been the driving force behind the 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 Program to 50+ technicians today.
George is a licensed A&P Mechanic, Private Pilot, 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,” said Marty Rhine, Vice President, Sales (ALN). “George has made countless contributions to West Star throughout his time, and this is a much-deserved promotion,” Rhine continued.