Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is delighted to announce the addition of Ruth Jetton to the ASU family. Ruth is joining as an Administrative Coordinator responsible for bookkeeping and HR activities at ASU. Ruth started her career at Hyatt Hotels working as a pricing coordinator. She then earned a master’s degree in education and worked as a middle school teacher for over ten years. “After her first few weeks here, I can see why she came to us with such high recommendations and praise” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “She is a fast learner, with a positive attitude, and is a great addition to the team.” When Ruth isn’t supporting the ASU team, she can be found reading, doing Crossfit, or watching the Cubs.
Please join us in welcoming Ruth to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is excited to announce the opening of our new 17,000 sq ft warehouse. ASU’s warehouse is just minutes north of Midway International Airport and just south of downtown. “Our previous location was a shared warehouse.” Said Jim Boccarossa, ASU CEO. “Our new location is a dedicated landing gear, wheel, and brake facility. This makes it much more attractive for our consignment partners and we’re also closer to downtown, which makes it easier for our customers to come inspect their material before purchasing.”
Next time you are in Chicago, come visit our Michigan avenue office and then take a tour of our landing gear warehouse!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is proud to announce the addition of Elizabeth Fleming to the family as a Records Forensics Analyst on the Airbus Landing Gear Team. Elizabeth earned a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Aerospace, Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering at the University of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has both consulting and technical experience in previous roles, including assisting with the orbital maneuvering system for the Chariot satellite, and a successful internship at ASU. “Lizzie is fast learner and did such an amazing job during her internship, she was an obvious hire” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “She is a rare talent, an exceptional cultural fit, and we expect her to be one of the best in the industry. Also, having another U of I engineer in the family is a big plus.” When Elizabeth isn’t solving trace issues, she is listening to/making music, traveling, or cheering on all the Chicago sports teams.
Please join us in welcoming Elizabeth to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) welcomes the addition of Adam Wales to the family as an Associate Account Manager on the Airbus Landing Gear Team. Adam earned a Bachelor of Science in Retail Merchandising & Consumer Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has had successful experience in direct to consumer sales and prospecting and was consistently the top performer of his peer group. “Adam is just one of those guys who loves to sell” 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.” When Adam isn’t supporting his clients, he loves to golf, travel to new countries, and enjoys Readin’ and Runnin’
Please join us in welcoming Adam to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) is happy to announce the addition of Matt Portland to the family as an Associate Account Manager on the Boeing Landing Gear Team. He earned his BA in Organizational Change Management from Northwestern University. He was also the captain of the varsity baseball team, was appointed to the Northwestern Athletic Department Leadership Council, and drafted in the MLB Amateur Player Draft. “We’re thrilled to have Matt join us” said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “Matt comes to us with incredible strength in leadership & teamwork. We’re expecting him to do great things with those talents here too.” When Matt isn’t supporting his customers, he loves playing golf, exploring hard copy vinyl/record stores, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills (he is originally from New York, so he gets a pass on this one)
Please join us in welcoming Matt to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited (ASU) welcomes back Adam Majka to the family as the Operational Quality Coordinator. Adam was previously a consultant to ASU working on ASU’s internal quality audit earlier this spring. He will be expediting orders, logistics, and quality operations for ASU. Adam brings a strong background in operations, logistics, and quality. He formerly was the manager for Canadian Pacific’s Intermodal Yard where he managed the operations of 1000’s of shipment containers daily and his work helped earn Terminal of the Year in 2017. “Adam has already proven himself extremely able to quickly understand complex operations”, says Jim Boccarossa ASU’s CEO. “He is going to be a big part of our future growth and his dedication to quality fits perfectly with ASU’s mission. He is a great addition to our family and we’re happy he is with us full-time now”. When Adam isn’t concentrating on quality procedures, he can be found using his creative side, and degree from Columbia, drawing, painting, and writing.
Please join us in welcoming Adam to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited hosted an open house and reception before the Chi-Stat Conference. Thank you to everyone that stopped in and said hello, we loved showing you around and telling you about everything our company can do for you! The Air Spares Unlimited team also participated in the American Cancer Society Walk and Roll 5k race this month. Our team raised $1,500 in donations for the society leading up to race day.
We had some beautiful race day weather!
Chicago, IL – Air Spares Unlimited has moved into a new office, 332 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 502! The new office boasts great views of Lake Michigan and Grant park while also being large enough to accommodate our growing team. Our company has doubled in size the past two years while maintaining our amazing company culture, something we’re extremely proud of!
Please stop by for a visit anytime!
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 10 years of experience. Jon is joining ASU 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) is excited to announce the addition of Levent Selvili to the ASU family. Levent is joining the team as SVP of Business Development, EEMEA. Levent spent 25 years with Turkish Airlines across various management roles including cargo planning, engineering, strategic planning, and marketing and sales. He holds a BSc in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. Levent will be expanding the ASU service offerings into the Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa region via his extensive network. “Levent is an incredible addition to our team.” Said Jim Boccarossa, ASU’s CEO. “His experience and knowledge in the aviation industry is exceptional. Levent is a pleasure to have on the team and has been able to interact with everyone and raise our overall collective knowledge too.” When Levent isn’t building relationships across the globe, he can be found traveling, watching/participating in motor sports, and practicing his amateur photography skills.
Please join us in welcoming Levent 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 University of Indiana 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.
Please join us in welcoming Marc to the Air Spares Unlimited family!
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 University of Indiana 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.
Please join us in welcoming Carter to the Air Spares Unlimited Inc. family!
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 the University of Indiana 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.
Please join us in welcoming Caroline to the ASU family!
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.
Please join us in welcoming Ed to the ASU family!
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.
Please join us in welcoming Chris to the Air Spares Unlimited Inc. family!
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.
Please join us in welcoming Mark to the Air Spares Unlimited Inc. family!
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!