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West Star Aviation moves two into management roles

West Star Aviation has announced two personnel moves at its East Alton facility.

Jim Ellis has been named the new avionics technical sales manager. He will work directly with the avionics sales and technical teams to provide support to current and new customers.

Ellis has more than 26 years of avionics experience, formally serving as avionics senior crew chief and serving Air Force and Illinois National Guard. He 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.

West Star also has announced  the promotion of Mark Bozada to Bombardier Project manager.

Bozada has been with West Star since 2014, moving through the AMT ranks up to a lead spot in 2019. He graduated from Linn State Technical College with his A&P license.

“Mark has shown great initiative and we’re excited that he will be continuing to contribute his skills and expertise to the team,” said Scott Koehler, senior manager of Project Management.

Below, Jim Ellis, left, and Mark Bozada.

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