After guiding AvAir through steady growth since 2000, founder and CEO Robert Ellis has appointed Mike Bianco as the new President of the aviation aftermarket firm.

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“I am extremely excited and proud for Mike and his new responsibilities! Mike is extremely well-respected within AvAir and the aviation industry, and is very deserving of his new position,” says Ellis. “Mike’s talent, enthusiasm, and his passion for AvAir will take the company to great heights!”

A global leader in the aviation aftermarket, AvAir has offices in Mexico, Brazil and Russia. With the goal of expanding their offerings, AvAir is building a $15 million flagship headquarters on a six-acre campus in Chandler, Arizona.

The facility is scheduled to open in September of 2014 with 170,000 square feet of operations space, including a state-of-the-art, climate-controlled storage facility.