ASU Inc. News
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is excited to announce the addition of Jon Strzezewski to the family. Jon is an exceptional sales professional with almost 10 years of experience. Jon is joining as a Logistics & Account Manager with a focus on wheels and brakes. In his previous position, he managed accounts across the entire west coast, imported material from China, and was able to implement an ERP system and grow his sales by 49%. “Jon has remarkable enthusiasm for sales and customer service”, says Jim Boccarossa ASU’s CEO. “He is the only person ever at Air Spares to foster a new customer in his first week, I think that speaks volumes. He is an incredibly strong addition to our family”. When “Big Jon” isn’t delivering top-rate service for his customers, he can be found playing pool (Jon is an amateur champion), golf, or attending sporting events and concerts.
Please join us in welcoming Jon to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) welcomes Marc Prats I Bosser to the ASU family. “Marcos” is joining the team as an Associate Account Manager. He will be supporting the Strategic Account Management team with client and vendor relationships. Marcos graduated from Indiana University with a BS in Public Affairs where he was also on the Deans List. “Marcos is going to be a great addition”, says Jim Boccarossa ASU’s CEO. “Because he is originally from Spain, but has been living in Mexico City recently, he is going to bring a wealth of diversity to our team and his dedication to client satisfaction is going to resonate with our customers”. When Marcos isn’t assisting the team, he might be found traveling around the world, watching soccer, or free diving.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is delighted to announce the addition of Jessica McCormick to the ASU family. Jessica is joining the team as an Administrative Coordinator and will be responsible for all human resources activities, along with accounting, and back office duties. Jessica has a strong background working across various industries and has been able to successfully coordinate multidisciplinary teams. “Jessica has quickly become a go-to person” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “She has made an immediate impact on ASU’s efficiency and is an indispensable teammate and will be key to ASU’s success”. When Jessica isn’t supporting the ASU team, she can be found playing board games, hiking, or enjoying art.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is happy to announce the return of Carter Ester to the team. Carter was originally a summer intern with ASU and now is joining full-time as an Associate Account Manager. Carter graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Management. “Carter did such amazing work last summer, we are glad to have him back on the team.” Said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “Carter is one of those guys who just gets it and provides a remarkable level of service for his clients. He is going to do great things here.” When Carter isn’t supporting his customers, he can be found playing golf, snowboarding, or watching the Cubs.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) welcomes the newest addition to the team, Pete Zeman. Pete is joining as ASU’s Director of Product Development. Pete brings a wealth of proficiency in both start-up experience and airline system knowledge. Pete was part of the original release at Zillow (Z1) and also led the team at United Airlines that re-engineered United’s aircraft maintenance planning functionality into an enterprise web application. “Pete’s experience and knowledge makes him an incredible addition to our team” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “Pete has brought a process to our product development that is going to help us build the most innovative technologies in the aviation industry.” Pete earned his BS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois and when Pete isn’t building advanced solutions, he loves cross-fit and cooking.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is proud to announce our newest member to the team, Caroline Ieuter. Caroline joins the ASU team as an Associate Account Manager. Caroline will be helping support all of ASU’s clients with their Chapter 32 (Landing Gear, Wheel and Brake) requirements. She earned her BS in in Business from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University where she received an IU Deans Scholarship. “We’re thrilled to have Caroline join the team” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “Caroline’s amazing positive attitude makes it a pleasure to worth with her and her clients love working with her too.” When Caroline isn’t taking care of her clients requirements, she loves running, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is sustaining growth to their already top-notch team, by adding Edward Sobota as the new Director of Account Management. Ed’s role will be to manage the account teams and strengthen relationships with ASU’s clients and suppliers. Ed earned a BA in Management from Northern Illinois University. He has over 25 years of sales experience leading large multi-national teams and successfully launching companies from the ground up. Ed’s previous role was as co-founder and President of United Marking which was successfully acquired by Cosco Industries (whose parent company is Taylor Corporation) “Ed is one of the most positive sales professionals I have ever met.” Said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “His professionalism, talent, and attitude has already led to a huge advancement in the culture at ASU. We are definitely lucky to have him part of our team.” When Ed isn’t forging bonds with his clients, he is listening to his favorite band – Grateful Dead, playing golf, or enjoying a nice IPA.
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Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is continually innovating and providing superior service for their partners, announces the hiring of Mark Christopher Majkowski. Chris joins the team as a Records Forensics Analyst and will lead the back-to-birth trace solutions for ASU. Chris earned a BS in Physics from the University of Illinois with a technical option in Computer Science. “Chris has a great aptitude for deciphering trace records.” Said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “If he can find pulsars in deep space, I have no doubt that he will become one of the worlds leading experts in back-to-birth trace analysis.” When Chris isn’t finding exceptions in landing gear records, he enjoys playing golf (he was a varsity letter winner at Kenyon College), hockey, and chess.
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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.
Please join us in welcoming Jim to the Air Spares Unlimited Inc. family!