AvAir CFO Bob Knox Named to “CFO of the Year” List

Aviation Industry Recognizes Leaders

AvAir an industry-leading inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket is pleased to announce that Bob Knox has been named to the prestigious “CFO of the Year” 

rankings by Airline Economics’ Aviation 100 awards. Knox was named #10 on the list of top 10 CFOs.

“It’s an honor to be included in this list of industry leaders whom I admire and work with,” said Bob Knox CFO at AvAir. “The last few years have been particularly challenging so this award is even more meaningful to my team and me.”

CFO of the Year is judged on the best finance deal in the past 12 months but also looks at consistency of performance and deals book. Award winners are chosen by industry peers who are asked to vote on the nominees.

Knox joined AvAir as chief accounting officer in 2016 after spending the three years prior as director of finance for a $3B provider of high-tech carbon fiber composite aerospace materials. During his time as chief accounting officer, Knox has established accounting function best practices, improved financial controls, and grown available working capital to fund rapid growth. All of which have impacted the success of AvAir.

As CFO, Knox serves as a vital member of the AvAir executive team to execute the company’s financial strategy, develop plans for growth, and identify investment opportunities to further position AvAir as the global leader in the aviation aftermarket.

AvAir, now in its 22nd year in business, offers customized solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan or lease inventories with more than 26 million in-stock components. 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.

AvAir welcomes Trey Ingram to the team!

With 5 years of experience in marketing and sales, Scottsdale native Trey Ingram meets and exceeds the needs of his clients with the highest level of integrity, professionalism, and expertise. He attributes his growth to the challenges he faced while working for a newly founded beverage company. He explains that this work has taught him determination and persistence, which landed him his Director of Sales position. He became the top-performing sales leader in this role, delivering 2x sales revenue in three straight years.

Trey highly prioritizes family, fitness, and basketball. Trey has played competitive basketball since a young age and even at the collegiate level. Trey earned a BA from Saint Martin’s University in Business with a concentration in Management.

Trey is excited to contribute to the growth of AvAir and looks forward to learning industry knowledge from his associates and superiors.

Connect: Trey.Ingram@AvAir.aero

Spotlight: Justin Mizel promoted to Vice President of Sales

We are pleased to announce that Justin Mizel has been promoted to Vice President of Sales at AvAir. In this role, Justin will be responsible for the strategic growth of sales and will oversee a team of sales professionals.

Justin joined AvAir after several years of working in various roles within the event management industry. His extensive background in business development and account management were a welcome addition to AvAir in 2019, where he began as an Account Executive. He quickly progressed and was promoted to Director of Sales in 2021. During his tenure, Justin has helped AvAir grow its customer base and ensure company goals and objectives are achieved.

We are confident that Justin’s experience and enthusiasm will further AvAir’s continued growth.
We look forward to his continued success in this new role.

Congratulations to Justin on this exciting promotion!

Connect: Justin.Mizel@AvAir.aero