AvAir, an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. Since its inception, the company, based in Chandler, Arizona, has expanded globally and services more than 2,400 customers in 118 countries.
“As the first AvAir employee hired when it was founded in 2000, it’s been amazing to watch the company expand across the world,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “We look forward to continuing to grow our team and clientele in 2020 and years to come.”
Prior to leading a company buy out and becoming CEO in February 2019, Bianco began at AvAir working in the warehouse shipping and receiving parts. During his time with the company he has held many positions including director of sales, vice president and president. Bianco’s ever-changing roles over the last 20 years at AvAir give him a unique perspective to understand the inner workings of his company and the industry overall and how to prepare for times of uncertainty like The Great Recession and the current coronavirus pandemic. Within his first year as CEO, Bianco has grown AvAir revenue organically by 34% and has acquisitions planned for the near future.
Bianco consistently works to build upon the company culture. In fact, during the coronavirus pandemic, he provided all AvAir employees a $500 to support local businesses. Over the last 20 years, the company has maintained an 88% employee retention rate, which speaks to the positive environment that has been cultivated since inception.
Bianco was honored in Airline Economics’ 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and has been featured in AZBusiness’s Top Business Leader in 2018 and 2020. AvAir has been recognized in Inc. 5000’s America’s Fasting-Growing Private Companies in 2014 and 2019, and was awarded The Aviation 100’s Environmental Sustainability Award in 2018.
AvAir offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign more than 26 million in-stock aircraft parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120, and ASA 100 certified, and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales, and shipping. AvAir recently expanded operations to Dublin, Ireland, offering better service to customers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
For more information about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.