ASU Inc. News
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is sustaining growth to their already top-notch team by adding David Riley as the new Director of Account Management. Dave’s responsibilities will be to manage the on-going account management team and strengthen relationships with ASU’s clients and suppliers. Dave earned a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Colorado and spent 13 years in the U.S. Navy, piloting the E-2C+ Hawkeye. He has flown over 2,000 flight hours, led execution of large combat air strikes, awarded multiple combat and peacetime decorations, and provided security assistance for U.S. Navy personnel and other assets deployed in the Middle East Region. Dave then earned his MBA from Univ. of Virginia Darden School of Business and spent the last 5 years as a Director of Strategy & Analytics for Capital One. “We’re extremely lucky to have found such a blue-chip talent with an unsurpassed level of experience. Dave knows more about planes and landing aircraft than almost anyone we’ve seen in the industry. He is going to be a favorite of clients I’m sure.” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. When Dave isn’t talking planes with clients, he loves spending time with his wife & kids, playing softball, and hiking/climbing in the mountains.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) continues to rapidly grow and has added Adam Beckerleg to the already outstanding team. Adam joins as an Associate Account Manager helping to support ASU’s Landing Gear, Wheel, and Brake client services team. Adam earned a BA in Political Science from Michigan State University where he was on the Deans list for four years and Graduated with Honors. “We’re thrilled to have Adam join the team” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “Adam is a great culture fit here at ASU and is going to be an indispensable asset for any of ASU’s clients to work with”. Adam is a huge Michigan State sports fan, loves working out (he already has some ASU fitness challenge records), and enjoys traveling.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is continuing to grow and has added Jordan Blazek to the family. Jordan is joining the team as an Associate Account Manager and will work with ASU’s client base supporting their landing gear, wheel, and brake requirements for Boeing and Airbus platforms. Jordan recently earned her BS in Psychology, Spanish, and Sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “We’re excited to have another U of I grad joining the team” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s President & CEO. “Jordan has already been interacting with clients and proving to be a valuable team member” Jordan has extensive experience with b2b client service supporting University of Illinois’ Technology Services in the College of Education. When Jordan isn’t supporting her clients, she is playing violin, thrifting, or camping.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is proud to announce our newest team member, Matthew Dabney. Matt is joining the team as ASU’s new Head of Product. Matt brings a wealth of experience in product development by combining both a corporate background and start-up experience. Matt’s previous role was as a Digital Product Manager for Capital One and prior to that, he was the founder of Swift Expo which was acquired by Conference Software Solutions where he was retained as the COO. “Matt is an incredible addition to our team. His ability to see how technology can impact and improve processes is going to be vital for us as we strive to provide top level service to our clients” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s President & CEO. “Matt is going to help us design technologies that will revolutionize the way parts are bought and sold in the aftermarket”. When Matt isn’t changing an industry through technology, he’s mentoring students with Future Founders and Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) or playing video and board games.
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Chicago, Il – Air Spares Unlimited Inc. moves headquarters office to downtown Chicago.
Air Spares Unlimited Inc. is proud to announce that their corporate office has moved to a new location. The move downtown signifies the fast growing company has found success with its core focus on Chapter 32 material, specializing in sourcing and sales of Landing Gear, Wheels, and Brakes. “We constantly strive to provide our clients with top notch service, now our employees have a top notch office” said Jim Boccarossa, President & CEO. “Having an office on Chicago’s iconic Michigan Avenue will help us recruit top tiered sales and technology talent”. “It also doesn’t hurt coming into work everyday looking out over beautiful Lake Michigan and having an amazing view of Buckingham Fountain, Shedd Aquarium, and The Field Museum”.
Stop by this summer for a visit anytime!
Niles, IL – Air Spares Unlimited Inc. welcomes their newest sales associate, Mark Monelli. Having worked in marketing, sales, and account management for more than a decade, Mark Monelli’s success stories include achieving $7.5M in product sales for Channel IQ over 4 years and growing Digital BrandWorks’ sales by 490% to $1.5M in less than a year. “He is going to bring a strong client relationship skill set to the Air Spares Unlimited team. His enthusiasm for building creative solutions for his customers will be a great addition to our team as well and that enthusiasm is in line with our company’s continued level of high service” said Jim Boccarossa, Air Spares Unlimited President & CEO. “We’re expecting him to do great things and we’re sure our clients will enjoy working with him.” Mark can be reached at Mark@AirSparesUnlimited.com.
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Niles, IL – Air Spares Unlimited Inc. would like to welcome the addition of James Boccarossa as President & CEO to the team. Jim brings a wealth of sales, executive leadership and capital raising expertise to ASU Inc. Jim is considered an expert in secondary channel marketing and has been a featured panelist at the Reverse Logistics Association aside representatives from Genco, Wal-Mart and Microsoft. One of his companies, Channel Velocity, is featured in “Marketing Channels”, a book used in top tier MBA programs. Throughout Jim’s career, he has created and honed a sales methodology that is successfully used in the B2B technology industry with a number of organizations. He also helped to raise private equity and venture capital investment rounds for a number of innovative start-ups. Jim currently sits on the advisory board of Iris Mobile, a leading mobile marketing firm, helping guide their strategy.
Jim received a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and earned his M.B.A from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management with a concentration in Strategy & Management and Marketing. He currently resides in Chicago. He can often be found listening to music, reading books on his iPhone or playing spades & euchre with friends or tailgating at Bears games.
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