Priester Aviation appoints Andy Priester as president and CEO
Priester Aviation has announced the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Priester as president and chief executive officer.
“I’m honoured to accept my new role and have the opportunity to lead Priester’s team of talented individuals,” said Andy Priester. “The legacy my grandfather and father have built over the past 68 years is something I truly value, and I’m excited to shape a new chapter in our company history.”
Under the leadership of Andy Priester, the company will continue to lead innovation, while honoring its rich family heritage.
Andy Priester joined the company in 1997, making him the third-generation to join the family business. He quickly climbed the leadership ranks starting with managing the charter department. Andy was appointed president in 2004. He has been instrumental in growing the business from 7 to the nearly 30 aircraft they manage today, and taking Priester Aviation from a regional to a global operation.
Andy Priester holds a master’s degree from Concordia University. He is a private pilot and is a past president of Illinois Aviation Trades Association (IATA), chairman of the Air Charter Committee of the National Aviation Transportation Association (NATA) and founding chairman of NATA Charter Industry Audit Standards Working Group.