Project managers join West Star Aviation

Sam McRickard has joined West Star Aviation as a project manager at the company’s facilities in Grand Junction. (Photo courtesy West Star Aviation)

Sam McRickard and Jason Mital have joined West Star Aviation as project managers at company facilities in Grand Junction.

McRickard brings to his duties experience in project management positions at Cirrus for research and development programs as well as engineering design and certification.

“Sam’s previous experience in program management will be valuable to the West Star team and be an extra asset to our customers,” said Dave Krogman, general manager of West Star Aviation in Grand Junction.

McRickard welcomed the move. “I am eager to be working directly with customers again and passionate about helping them get exactly what they envision when transforming their aircraft and leaving with the best experience possible from West Star.”

Jason Mital

Mital brings to his duties more than 25 years of experience in corporate aviation, including project management with Elliot and Jet Aviation. He also worked as a turbine shop mechanic and quality control inspector with Garrett Aviation.

“Jason will bring a wealth of knowledge to West Star, and his extensive experience will benefit the team immensely,” Krogman said.

Mital said he’s excited to join the company. “I was interested in West Star based on the prestige they held within the industry and am excited to offer my skills to the No. 1 MRO in the business.”

West Star Aviation provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services at facilities in Grand Junction, Aspen and Denver as well as in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The company has been selected for seven consecutive years as the top MRO services provider in a survey conducted for Professional Pilot magazine.

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