Nearly half of Arizona’s private workforce is employed by small business owners, and one East Valley CEO is helping his employees do their part to support those companies in their communities.
Mike Bianco, CEO of Chandler-based AvAir, a global leader in the aftermarket aviation industry, has given each of his employees worldwide $500 and encouraged them to spend that money at small and local businesses in their communities.
A majority of AvAir’s employees have fully transitioned to working from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and to keep the team connected it is hosting four virtual trainer-led workout classes for staff on a weekly basis as well as semi-regular webinars about healthy habits and weekly guided meditations via Zoom.
AvAir’s warehouse staff and 24/7 AOG team are still supplying emergency parts for aircraft around the clock, and the company is seeking opportunities to grow its inventory and its team. AvAir is currently hiring at its Arizona headquarters and its employees in Dublin, Ireland. Available positions include roles in the warehouse, sales and administration. To apply, email Nina.Boyd@avair.aero or visit www.AvAir.Aero.
PHOENIX — AvAir, a global supplier of aftermarket aviation parts, announced it will open a 25,000-square-foot warehouse facility at the Dublin Airport.
The United States based company’s expanded presence in Europe comes as at the start of its 20th year and as part of a new strategic vision for AvAir, which offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aviation parts.
“The new Dublin location will allow us to provide better service to our customers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East,” said CEO Mike Bianco. “With this new facility, we are removing nearly 5,000 miles from the total distance much of our inventory would need to travel allowing us to be more responsive to our customers, while saving time and money.”
To lead the Dublin office, Fjalar Scott has been promoted to vice president of sales in Europe. Scott has led the European business development for the company with a focus on expanding its footprint to better serve international clients for the last four years.
The company is hiring sales, administrative and support staff to work out of its new facility. Interested applicants can learn more about available roles by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
AvAir’s Dublin facility is located in the Horizon Logistics Park, Unit D6, Swords Co Dublin. For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.
Founded in 2000, Arizona-based AvAir is a global leader in the aviation aftermarket, providing customized inventory solutions for airlines, OEMs, and MROs. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.
Matt joins us with over 20 years of experience in the Aviation Industry specializing in Powerplant Asset Management, Engine Teardown, Engine and Component Repair management and has overseen the introduction of start-up Engine Shops and component repair shops from cradle to grave.
Matt is well traveled and currently resides in Luxembourg with his Fiancée and 2 sons, Jake and Noah.
Outside of work Matt has a passion for music (described as not for the feint hearted!!) and also enjoys playing music and video games.
Want to connect with Matt and the rest of our team? Shoot Matt a note at Matt.Eales@avair.aero.
We have all read about — or talked about (mostly behind their backs) — the stereotypes that have been assigned to the younger members of today’s workforce (think age 40 and younger). Too many people view today’s young business leaders as a generation of cornhole-in-the-office-playing, craft-beer-drinking, selfie-stick wielding narcissists who are way too self-involved because they grew up in an era when everyone goes home with a trophy.
Mike Bianco CEO, AvAir
Source of pride: “AvAir’s culture and reputation as a global leader in the aviation aftermarket with small company values are what makes me proud to be its newly appointed CEO. I joined AvAir just after high school as its first official employee. Since those early days in the warehouse, I’ve learned what it takes to maintain a business with minimal employee or client turnover in a quickly evolving industry.”
Watching in 2020: “Sustainability is one of the most important global issues, and companies in the aviation industry have been finding ways to reduce their carbon footprints for years. Those initiatives include finding partners whose operations are environmentally conscious. AvAir’s headquarters runs entirely on solar energy, and I expect to see more companies following suit.”
Read the rest of the article here.
PHOENIX — AvAir, a global supplier of aftermarket aviation parts, has entered into an exclusive partnership with Whippany Actuation Systems, a New Jersey-based aerospace and aviation design and manufacturing company.
AvAir’s strong global customer base of airline and maintenance, repair and operations customers will help facilitate sales for Whippany Actuation Systems, which manufactures aircraft parts that are in high demand among AvAir’s 2,400 clients worldwide.
“Our clients expect the best access to material, and this partnership with Whippany Actuation Systems expands our capabilities,” said Steven Solomon, vice president of sales at AvAir. “Our company values always come first, and we’re fortunate to have found a partner that also places stock in customer service, consumer trust, corporate responsibility and fair pricing.”
The partnership between AvAir and Whippany Actuation Systems includes aftermarket sale of overhaul and shop visit materials, a joint exchange pool and special rate discounting on overhaul and repairs.
“Whippany Actuation Systems is pleased to announce a new strategic aftermarket partnership with AvAir,” said Erik Schwind, commercial business unit manager at Whippany. “AvAir’s global AOG service provides Whippany with an opportunity to support operators’ urgent needs with reliable OEM tagged units to keep fleets flying safely and longer across the globe.”
For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero. For more information about Whippany Actuation Systems, visit WhipActSys.com.
Before discovering a passion for sales, Anthony Barker was a student athlete and local baseball state champion (Desert Vista high school, 2001). He continued to play in college after earning a scholarship to Henderson State in Arkansas. His competitive spirit led him to an eight year career at Cintas, where he was a two-time presidents club award winner. He’s excited for this new chapter at AvAir.
Outside of work, Anthony enjoys cooking, hunting and fishing. He lives in the Chandler area with his wife Sy and two sons, Mason and Miles.
Want to connect with Justin and the rest of our team? Shoot Austin a note at Anthony.Barker@avair.aero.
From being AvAir’s first employee 20 years ago to now serving as its CEO, Mike Bianco was recognized by Az Big Media as one of the state’s top executives in aerospace and aviation.
Read the complete article online now.