West Star announces promotions of IT director and interior team lead

Matt Vogel
Scott DeBrie

Matt Vogel has been promoted to director of information technology at West Star Aviation.

Scott Debrie has been promoted to interior senior team lead at the West Star facilities in Grand Junction.

Working out of Grand Junction, Vogel oversees the company’s IT project portfolio, designing and implementing systems to benefit employees and customers.

Vogel brings to his latest position more than 27 years of IT experience, most recently as IT manager. He’s worked at West Star since 2002. He holds an accounting degree from what is now Colorado Mesa University.

“I am invested in the long-term success of the IT department at West Star,” Vogel said. “I am excited to lead the team into a more sustainable digital future, including migrating technology resources to cloud-based systems while maximizing efficiencies and enhancing data security.”

Katie Johnson, vice president of human resources at West Star, hailed Vogel’s promotion. “Matt works closely with each department as well as vendors to share our technology solutions, ensuring efficiency while also being user friendly.”

DeBrie oversees scheduling, quotes and production at the interior shop. He joined West Star in 2002 as an interior installer.

“I am looking forward to continuing to lead the growth of the interior program, expanding my knowledge and resources to provide the best delivery to customers,” he said.

Dave Krogman, general manager of West Star Aviation in Grand Junction, praised the promotion. Scott has been a leader in the interior program for many years, and we’re excited for this growth opportunity for him. 

West Star Aviation provides a range of maintenance, repair and overhaul services at facilities in Grand Junction, Aspen and Denver as well as Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. The company has ranked for eight consecutive years as the top MRO services provider in a survey conducted for Professional Pilot magazine. For more information, call (800) 922-2421 or visit www.weststaraviation.com.