West Star Aviation names vice president of strategic development

Chad Farischon

Chad Farischon has joined West Star Aviation as vice president of strategic development.

Farischon brings to his new duties more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including cofounder, president and partner of Lynx FBO Network. He previously served as regional vice president of Landmark Aviation.

He holds a degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University.

“I am excited to join the team at West Star and to continue to build on their service capabilities and facilities to key contracts and strategic growth initiatives,” Farischon said. “West Star is well-positioned for continued success, and I am excited to be part of this industry leading management team.”

Jim Rankin, chief executive officer of West Star Aviation, praised the addition. “As West Star continues to grow, we are looking for more ways to bring greater value to our customers. Chad brings a wealth of industry knowledge, and we look forward to him leveraging our existing momentum along with his industry resources to further build the company.”

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, Minneapolis, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit www.weststaraviation.com.