Solon, OH, June 16, 2023 – Jet East, a Gama Aviation Company offering full-service capabilities and 24/7 mobile maintenance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shellie Lewis as the company’s Gulfstream Product Director. With an impressive career spanning more than 35 years in the aviation industry, Shellie brings a broad spectrum of experience and expertise to his new role.
Shellie began his career with the United States Navy where he served 4 years on active duty. Following his service in the United States Armed Forces, Shellie’s journey in the industry took shape during his 26 years at Gulfstream where he held various positions such as Mechanic, Sr. Mechanic, Sr. Airworthiness Inspector, Site Lead, and Quality Supervisor. This work experience provided him with a comprehensive understanding of Gulfstream aircraft and their intricate maintenance requirements.
Following his lengthy tenure at Gulfstream, Shellie made significant contributions at Leucadia Aviation, where he served as the Director of Maintenance, overseeing critical maintenance operations and ensuring compliance with industry regulations. Most recently, Shellie’s expertise extended to Leviate Air Group, where he held positions including Chief Inspector, Director of Maintenance, and Vice President of Technical Services prior to joining the team at Jet East.
In his new role, Shellie will lead the Gulfstream product line. Using his deep understanding of aircraft maintenance, quality control, and leadership, Shellie will work with the sales and operations to ensure that all aspects related to the maintenance of Gulfstream aircraft are handled and communicated to the highest standards in the business. His extensive industry knowledge and commitment to excellence align perfectly with Jet East’s mission of providing top-tier aviation solutions for their clients.
“We are thrilled to welcome Shellie to the Jet East team as our new Gulfstream Product Director,” said Dan Podojil, COO Retail Operations at Jet East. He continued, “Shellie’s track record, combined with his expertise with Gulfstream aircraft, make him the ideal choice to lead our Gulfstream platform.”
About Jet East
Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers. The company specializes in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, paint and interior completions and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, and non-destructive testing (NDT). With a deeply talented workforce, Jet East is available to meet customer maintenance needs with on-demand service and coast to coast coverage in the U.S and in certain international markets. An expansive AOG Mobile Maintenance team operates with a 24/7 Dispatch Team and compliments the company’s maintenance hangars in North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California, Illinois, and Nevada.