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West Star Aviation names chief financial officer


West Star Aviation, which has several locations including St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, has named Daniel “Danny” Wiese as chief financial officer.

wiese dannyThe change was effective in June. Wiese (left) will have enterprise responsibility for all accounting, billing and financial matters.

He comes to West Star with 38 years of accounting experience in both public accounting and industry. Previously, he worked for Ernst & Young, one of the world’s largest accounting firms. He went on to work in the industry for 31 years with Capital Enterprises, Inc., where he managed a large accounting department that provided financial and accounting services for a multi-state management company.

“We are excited to welcome Danny to the West Star family. He has the skills and experience needed to excel in this position,” said Bob Rasberry, CEO West Star Aviation. “Danny has been in accounting and finance all his life and has been a CFO for the last 12 years. We feel fortunate to have someone with Danny’s skills join our team,” Rasberry said.

In addition to its facilities in East Alton, West Star is located in Grand Junction, Colo.; and Chattanooga, Tenn., West Star Aviation runs maintenance operations at Aspen-Pitkin County Airport in Aspen, Colo.; Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, and Centennial Airport in Denver. The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its newly remodeled East Alton and Grand Junction facilities. For more information visit .

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