Columbus, Ohio-based Spirit Avionics named Tony Bailey as president. Bailey has more than 30 years’ experience in various leadership roles and has held such positions at Comlux Aviation Services and Pentastar Aviation. “Tony was the perfect choice to help us renew our leadership and implement a strategy to [expand] our worldwide footprint,” said Rick Ochs, chairman and founder of Spirit Avionics.
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The board of directors of Indianapolis-based Comlux Aviation Services has named Tony Bailey as CEO. He began his career in 1983 as an F-4 Phantom electrician in the U.S. Marine Corps and went on to garner experience as a CEO, general manager, director of avionics and engineering and director of maintenance with various industry organizations.