Issued by Valair Aviation.
September 24, 2019
Valair Aviation, a Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) company offering full-service MRO and FBO services from Wiley Post Airport, has announced the appointment of Wesley Norris to president. Norris most recently held the role of senior director of business development for MSA.
In his role as president, Norris will provide executive leadership to the aviation services division of MSA. This division includes fixed based operations (FBO), aircraft inspection, maintenance, modification, integration, avionics, paint and interior services for light and medium turboprop and jet commercial and special mission aircraft. Besides serving as a principal of aviation services, he will identify growth initiatives and assist with growing ground operations capabilities.
“We are proud to announce Wes as president of Valair Aviation and value his depth of maintenance and logistics experience within the aerospace and defence industry,” stated Darryl Wilkerson, CEO and president of MSA. “His strengths in customer relationship management and market opportunity development will be of great benefit as we grow our programs for current and new customers around the globe.”
Prior to joining Valair Aviation, Norris held various positions in industry to include Director of Business Development, USAF Programs, L3 Technologies, Integrated Aerospace Systems and Senior Program Manager, Boeing V-22 Osprey/AC-130U Gunship Technical and Field Services. Before joining the industry, Norris served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. He finished his career as the Director of Logistics (A-4) for Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command where he provided direction and oversight to more than 5,000 Airmen worldwide maintaining 232 special operations aircraft in 19 mission design series.
As a career aircraft maintenance/logistics officer, Norris commanded the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group at Cannon AFB, NM where he led over 1,400 Airmen in sustaining a $5.5B fleet of 112 aircraft comprised of 9 mission design series. He served in various wing and staff level aircraft/munitions maintenance and supply leadership positions in maintaining fighter, bomber, rotary, remotely piloted, special operations and commercial derivative aircraft. In addition, Norris commanded two aircraft maintenance squadrons and served as a staff and executive officer at the Air Force Personnel Center and the Joint Staff, Strategy and Policy Directorate (J-5).
Norris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and Master of Science degrees from Troy University, Air Command and Staff College and the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.