West Star Aviation names chief operating officer

Allen McReynolds

Allen McReynolds has been named chief operating officer of West Star Aviation, an aircraft repair and maintenance company whose operations include facilities in Grand Junction.

McReynolds expects his primary role will be to support employees while also improving safety and performance.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my aviation career with West Star,” he said. “I see them as a progressive company that clearly values the importance of their employees, customers and vendors. This includes the current and future expansions of several facilities to better accommodate their valued customers while also providing additional jobs and contributing to the local communities.”

Jim Rankin, chief executive officer of West Star Aviation, praised McReynolds. “Allen will be an outstanding addition to West Star as his extensive aviation experience will play a pivotal and key role as we continue to grow and evolve to meet our customers’ maintenance needs.”

McReynolds brings to his latest role experience as managing partner at SeaTec Consulting, where he spent more than seven years bringing process and technology solutions to airlines and other industry sectors. He previously served as vice president of global sales at Textron Aviation and executive vice president of Hawker Beechcraft Service Centers.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as well as a master’s of business administration degree from Robert Morris University. He’s also a licensed aircraft mechanic.

West Star Aviation offers a range of services that include the maintenance and repair of airframes, engines and avionics as well as painting and interior refurbishments. In addition to its facilities at the Grand Junction Regional Airport, West Star Aviation operates facilities in Aspen and Denver as well as in Arizona, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com.