Western Aircraft, a provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services based in Boise, Idaho, is making changes to its leadership structure.
Jody Harris, who has served as director of aircraft services for the past seven years, will transition to the newly created role of director of operations logistics. In this expanded role, Harris will continue to provide leadership for MRO engineering, quality assurance and planning, and will add leadership for the parts logistics, warehouse and facilities teams.
Brody McKenna, who joined Western Aircraft two years ago as the avionics department manager, has been promoted to director of MRO operations. He will be responsible for the jet, turboprop, avionics, interiors and structures departments.
According to Austin Shontz, Western Aircraft's general manager, the company is better positioned for the future. “As with any growing organisation, there are periodic changes necessary to ensure we are managing our work, people and customers with the appropriate amount of support,” he says. “I am confident these moves will serve us well in the months and years to come, and I'm especially pleased to have the opportunity to work directly with these two key leaders as we take the business forward.”
McKenna brings more than 18 years of aviation experience to his new position.
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead such a talented team of professionals,” he says. “I look forward to continuing the strong culture of excellence in maintenance, repair and overhaul services that Western Aircraft has become well known for in its more than 65 years in business.”