Blake Hogge has been appointed director of completions/modifications sales by Constant Aviation, where he will address larger projects that require extensive interior and avionics modifications. In addition, he will assist with the engineering, installation, and regulatory requirements of those modifications.
Hogge is an A&P licensed aviation veteran with more than 31 years in the industry. Most recently, he was the senior manager of strategic sales at Jet Aviation in St. Louis, where he managed both inside sales and technical sales teams, provided technical and sales support for green completions (cabin electrical and avionics), and was a key player in driving STC development.
“It is my goal to apply my green completion project management and avionics modification experience to Constant’s existing interior and completions success,” said Hogge.
Mark Larsen, vice president of sales at Constant Aviation stated: “We are positive that Blake’s extensive experience in avionics and interior modifications will have a tremendous impact on our completion initiatives.”
Constant Aviation, a full-service MRO with a nationwide network, will be holding a career fair on September 21, 2017, from 1:00pm – 6:00pm and September 22, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm to recruit for a handful of positions.
Hosted at the Sauget Village Hall, representatives from Constant Aviation will interview aviation professionals interested in pursuing a career with the company which is looking to fill full-time opportunities for its locations in Cleveland, OH, Sanford, FL, and Mesa, AZ.
Candidates should arrive with an updated resume and prepared for on-site interviews.
Constant Aviation is to acquire StarPort, a full-service MRO and FBO based in Sanford, FL (KSFB).
“The addition of StarPort, located near Orlando, FL, aligns with our goal to maintain multiple, full service MRO’s in key regions across the nation. The decision provides Constant its first paint operation, an focal area for the organization in 2017. With proposed plans to add a paint facility at the company’s headquarters based in Cleveland, OH, the acquisition of StarPort offers our customers an immediate solution. We have always had the desire to expand into Florida, a state that houses more than 500 of our niche aircraft,” said Stephen Maiden, president and CEO of Constant Aviation.
StarPort’s portfolio includes full-service FBO, aircraft maintenance, avionics installation, interiors and custom paint capabilities. “After a great deal of thoughtful consideration as to who we would ultimately turn stewardship of StarPort over to, we chose Constant Aviation. Constant Aviation maintains a family-centered culture, built on passion, dedication, and values,” said Jacqueline Cambata, president of StarPort.
The acquisition is projected to close during the first quarter of 2017.