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Graham Leigh


VP of Sales

A team player from the get-go, Graham is a former professional quarterback for many teams, including the Arizona Cardinals. He has also worked in civil engineering as a city planner. Yet, it was a college summer job at an aviation supplier that proved to steer Graham’s career in a different direction. Having a prior friendship with AvAir founder Bob Ellis, and drawing on his summer college experience, Graham made the move to AvAir in 2000.

The second team member to join AvAir, Graham learned the business from the ground up. Excelling at sales, Graham was fast-tracked into the Director of Sales position. He credits the exceptional working environment at AvAir—family feeling, flexible, experienced, fair—as a top reason for their success.

Today, as Vice President of Sales, Graham’s responsibilities include developing best practices for the sales organization, overseeing pricing for inventory, and the buying/selling of aircraft parts. He thrives on the quickly changing landscape of the aviation industry, and the full complement of services AvAir offers. He also enjoys the opportunity to travel worldwide and meet with customers face-to-face.

While Graham’s exceptional people skills allow him to develop strong relationships with clients and partners, it’s his extreme attention to detail, and his reliability to deliver clients what was promised, that is helping to steadily grow AvAir’s loyal customer base.

Graham has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico.