WATERFORD, Mich., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert H. Lewis has been named President and CEO of Pentastar Aviation, effective April 25th. He succeeds Rick Maloney, whose retirement from Pentastar last month capped an illustrious four-decade career in aviation. Lewis comes to Pentastar from an industrial services company, where he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
"We are delighted to welcome Rob to Pentastar Aviation," said Edsel B. Ford II, Chairman and Owner of Pentastar. "With his depth and breadth of management experience across a range of industries, Rob brings a dynamic new perspective to our leadership team. We look forward to working with Rob in furthering Pentastar's commitment to excellence in support of our expanding customer base."
"I am honored to join the world-class team at Pentastar," added Lewis. "It has been apparent to me for some time that Pentastar is setting the standard for business aviation in areas such as aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter. The opportunity to lead and help to grow this terrific organization is a profound privilege."
Mr. Lewis was previously President of Everest Fuel Management (an aviation contract fuel provider). He was Senior Vice President of Field Operations & Supply Programs at Sentient Flight Group, LLC, where he was responsible for the Group's supply network, purchasing programs, FBOs and ground services group. He was a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and M&A Practice, and was also a Management Consultant at PA Consulting's Strategy & Risk Management practice, working with both Fortune 500 and start-up companies. He served in the United States Navy as a Nuclear Submarine Officer and is an instrument-rated private pilot. Mr. Lewis received his B.S. in Physics from the US Naval Academy and his M.B.A. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business.
For nearly 50 years, Pentastar Aviation has been a leader in the world of business aviation. Pentastar Aviation provides award-winning aircraft maintenance, aircraft management services, aviation advisors, avionics design/installation/repair and aircraft charter through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. Pentastar's repair station received Airframe Class 3 and 4 Ratings from the FAA in January 2009 and boasts one of the most expansive and well-equipped facilities in the nation. Pentastar's world-class FBOs at Oakland County International and Van Nuys Airports provide exceptional customer service and amenities to regional, continental and global travelers. Pentastar's Oakland County (PTK) location just received the Number #1 ranking among more than 1,600 FBOs in both the Aviation International News (AIN) 2012 FBO Survey and the Professional Pilot Magazine 2012 PRASE Survey.
SOURCE Pentastar Aviation