Zach joined AvAir after 12 years of working in professional sports as professional mascot in the NBA, NHL, and MLB. His energy and enthusiasm were a welcome addition to AvAir in 2018, where he began as an account executive. In 2019 he was promoted to Director of Business Development before being promoted to Vice President of Business Development.
Zach is very passionate about our community and dedicates his time outside of work serving as the President of the State Forty Eight Foundation. Through this role, he works to provide support to our small business community and collaborate on community impact projects. Zach was named to the Phoenix Business Journal 40 under 40 for 2022. In 2017, before joining AvAir, Zach wrote his first book. “Don’t Sleep on Planes.
In his new role, Zach will manage our global business development team as AvAir continues to provide strategic solutions for the aviation aftermarket.
CHANDLER, Ariz. – AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, is proud to announce it is now working with WM to improve its sustainability efforts. WM is the leading environmental service and solutions provider in North America and will provide an extensive evaluation and recommendations on how AvAir can improve its operations to reduce its environmental impact.
“From how we serve our customers and employees to how our operations are run on a daily basis, we are always trying to improve our processes and services,” said Mike Bianco, CEO of AvAir. “Assessing our operations to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impacts is something my team and I care deeply about. We look forward to working hand-in-hand with the sustainability team at WM.”
WM will review AvAir’s processes and data to benchmark procurement, waste, water, energy, fuel, transportation, and other potential contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. After a thorough evaluation, WM will deliver a summary of AvAir operations, environmental impacts, and improvement recommendations. Following that, AvAir will establish goals and initiatives to improve its environmental impact across all channels of the company.
Bianco is a member of the Thunderbirds, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that distributes monies raised through the WM Phoenix Open golf tournament. WM implemented its sustainability efforts at the tournament in 2013. Since then, WM has engaged over 100 vendors and sponsors with annual sustainability requirements, developed greenhouse gas and water reduction strategies to balance the tournament footprint, and more. Resulting in zero waste – all materials are recycled, repurposed, composted, donated, or sent to create energy, an incredible feat. Through Bianco’s participation in the nonprofit and golf tournament, he saw the impressive impact WM had on the event and was motivated to make a difference. He knew AvAir could lead the way to effect changes in the aviation industry.
AvAir is headquartered in Chandler, Ariz. with operations in Dublin, Ireland. It has been named the Supplier of the Year for 2021 and 2022 by Airline Economics, the leading industry trade publication. It has also been recognized for its work in sustainability by The Aviation 100 two years in a row, AvAir received the Environmental Sustainability award.
AvAir offers solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock parts. The company is ISO 9001, AS9120, and ASA 100 certified and adheres to the highest quality standards in all phases: purchasing, receiving, stocking, sales, and shipping.
After nearly three years as AvAir’s Integration Manager, Anna Esquivel has been promoted to Director of MRO Contracts and Integration Management.
In this role Anna will continue to oversee projects tied to integration management. She will also negotiate and manage all activity related to AvAir’s MRO/Repair Vendor relationships including vendor evaluation, selection, negotiation of terms and contract oversight/compliance. She will also lead the Repair Management department and develop and launch a Managed Repair Program to complement AvAir’s customized solution offerings.
Anna resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband and daughter. Anna’s other interests are Health. Nutrition and Fitness. During her off time, Anna enjoys being outdoors with her family and participating in seasonal outdoor activities (i.e. hiking, paddle boarding, snowboarding/sledding, camping and gardening).