west star aviation announces new gulfstream program director

October 15, 2019

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Valdes to Gulfstream Program Director with associated programs for Egyptian contracts, Accessories, NDT and Window Repair at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility.
Eric brings over 26 years of aviation experience with him, formally serving as Gulfstream Program Manager at West Star for the past 12 years and previously at Midcoast for nine years. He also served in the U.S. Air Force as crew chief on AWACS, stationed at Tinker AFB. Eric received his A&P license from SWIC.

“We are always excited to be able to offer advancement opportunities to our experienced team members,” said Scott Sweeney, General Manager (ALN). “Eric’s expertise and long tenure with West Star will continue to support the valuable relationships with our customers and assist with expanding the additional programs to meet their needs,” Sweeney continued.

“I am grateful to continue my aviation career and expand my skills with West Star,” said Eric Valdes, Gulfstream Program Director (ALN). “Working with our experienced team and providing our customers first-class service will continue to be a priority in building the individual programs,” Valdes continued.