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West Star Aviation promotes Shemonia to Gulfstream ALN team lead

Brandon Shemonia

West Star Aviation has announced the promotion of Brandon Shemonia to Gulfstream Team Lead at their East Alton, Ill. (ALN) location.

Shemonia will be responsible for working with lead technicians, day-to-day operations and training/mentoring the team. He has been with West Star Aviation since 2019 and was previously employed by Laura Automotive Group for nine years as a shop manager overseeing maintenance, lift kit installations, custom vehicle wraps, window tinting, parts and more.

“Brandon’s dedication and continued desire to learn while building on his experience made him the best candidate for this position and promotion,” said James Davis, Gulfstream program manager (ALN).

As an industry leading MRO provider, West Star is proud to have been voted the #1 Preferred MRO for the ninth time from 2014-2021 and 2023 in Professional Pilot Magazine’s annual PRASE Survey. West Star Aviation specializes in the repair and maintenance of airframes, engines and APUs, avionics installations and repair, major modifications, interior refurbishment, exterior paint, accessory services and parts.

In addition to its primary facilities in East Alton, Ill., Grand Junction, Colo., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Perryville, Mo., West Star Aviation also maintains satellite facilities at Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Centennial Airport in Denver, Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Houston, Texas, and Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport in Minneapolis, Minn.

The company also provides complete FBO services for transient aircraft at its East Alton and Grand Junction facilities, as well as AOG/MRT services worldwide. West Star Aviation is an industry leader in technical experience and expertise while providing world-class customer services in all the organization’s divisions. For more information visit or call 800-922-2421.


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