Brian brings to AvAir over 27 years of aviation aftermarket experience in various roles at three industry-leading aftermarket companies. His product knowledge ranges across a variety of commercial engine and airframe platforms. For the last 15 years, Brian’s focus has been on the trading and leasing of engines and aircraft He attributes his success to continuous improvement and data-driven analysis balanced with a “trust your gut” approach and developing meaningful relationships.
Brian believes in the importance of physical, mental, and emotional fitness achieved by exercising, eating well, meditation, and reflection. His other interests include spending time with his family, playing golf, and reading. A native of the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Brian earned a BA from DePaul University in Business Administration. He is looking forward to contributing to the growth of AvAir and the Company’s Engine Group.
Earlier in the pandemic, there was downward pressure on pricing and narrow body engine material, but demand has picked up as passenger travel increases and cargo conversions gain steam.Kevin Lenz
The September AviTrader Publications Corp. MRO edition is out and our very own Kevin Lenz, SVP of Powerplants, was featured! “This past year we have been working diligently to increase our access to engine material to offer more comprehensive solutions to our clients.” said Lenz. While we all know the last year has been difficult for so many, we’re looking forward to giving our aerospace clients the materials they need to succeed.
Full article on pages 15 & 16: https://www.avitrader.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/MRO-2021-09.pdf
Valerie has spent the last 22 years working for Corporate America. Thirteen of those years working within the Aerospace industry.
Early on in her career she had great leaders who encouraged her to pursue a career in Sales.
She strongly believes in investing in herself and for the past 7 years has been working closely with a sales coach. One of her main focuses has been to build a solid network within the Aerospace industry.
She finds the Aerospace industry extremely fascinating!
Her definition of success is having a balanced life.
Valerie’s other interest are Health and Nutrition and on her time off she enjoys hiking, farmers markets and cooking!
Valerie was born in Nicaragua, raised in Miami and for the past 27 years has resided in New Jersey while raising her son.
She is beyond excited to join the AvAir team and looks forward to sunny AZ living.
CHANDLER, Ariz. — AvAir has partnered with State Forty Eight to create custom shirts with one dollar from every collaboration t-shirt donated back to support the State Forty Eight Foundation. Similar to a mural in AvAir’s headquarters, the shirt design represents Arizona’s beautiful sky and serves as a reminder to always reach higher.
The foundation’s mission is to enrich and strengthen Arizona through thoughtful partnerships, inspired community action and investment in the changemakers of tomorrow. They fulfill their mission through their four pillars: creating meaningful partnerships, activating our community, supporting and empowering our youth and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit.
“We’re thrilled to select State Forty Eight for this collaboration as they’ve made a name for themselves as not only talented designers, but a group dedicated to improving our community,” said AvAir Director of Business Development, Zach Hall. “Giving back is extremely important to AvAir, so it made sense to work with a business who has the same values.”
“At State Forty Eight we are all about collaboration and community and through this partnership with AvAir, we’ve been able to achieve both,” said State Forty Eight Founder and CEO, Michael Spangenberg. “Zach has been a longtime supporter of our company and is an asset to our State Forty Eight Foundation board of directors. We’re thrilled AvAir chose us as their T-shirt partner and are really happy with the unique design we co-created with them.”
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. AvAir offers solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock parts. Recognized as a global leader, AvAir has been named “No. 1 Parts Supplier of the Year” by Airline Economics, and “Fastest Growing Companies in America” by Inc. 5000. For more about AvAir, visit AvAir.aero.