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West Star Aviation announced that Mark Crotty has been named the program manager for Embraer at the facility based at St. Louis Regional Airport in East Alton.

crotty markCrotty previously held various leadership roles at Constant Aviation, most recently as the director of Operations in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to Constant he was a team lead at Hawker Beechcraft Services. Crotty also served in the U.S. Air Force as an engine and APU technician on the KC-10 extender.

"I am excited to join such an amazing company that continues to expand their capabilities while being able to apply my skills to the Embraer program," said Crotty. "West Star clearly puts focus and attention on their employees and their personal growth, so I am eager to explore all the future possibilities here."

"We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the West Star Aviation team. He will be a valuable asset in lending his experience and expertise to the Embraer program at our full-service ALN facility," said Scott Sweeney, general manager at East Alton.