Becomes GM At Million Air's Long Beach FBO
Million Air Long Beach and Million
Air Interlink, Inc., a franchise of fixed-base operation (FBO)
facilities, today announced Eric Hill has been hired as general
manager of California's Million Air Long Beach. Hill, who
began work on Feb. 7, will be responsible for overseeing both the
general and commercial aviation activities at the Southern
Hill joins Million Air with more than 15 years of aviation
industry experience. He most recently worked for two years at
OK3 Air in Heber City, Utah, where he served two roles:
director of line services for the company' s four FBO locations and
manager of the Ogden, Utah FBO facility. Other experience
includes 14 years of service for Great Western Aviation in Ogden,
where he worked in a variety of positions, including director of
business operations, member of board of directors, general manager,
FBO manager and line supervisor. He began his aviation career
in 1985 at Queen Bee Air Specialties in Rigby, Idaho as a member of
the ground crew for this crop-dusting company.
"I love the aviation industry because you get the opportunity to
work with people from all over the world," Hill said.
"Million Air is the premier FBO company. I am truly honored
to take on this position and look forward to taking the Long Beach
location to a new level of success."
Hill takes over the general manager
role from Glenn Ray, president of Million Air Long Beach, who has
been serving in both roles since taking over as president in
1995. One of Hill's first goals is to focus heavily on
employee training, with particular emphasis on safety. "Time
spent enhancing a company's safety record can directly relate to an
increase in the bottom line," he said.
"Eric is the perfect general manager because he not only brings
a wealth of industry knowledge, but he also has great skill in
working with a wide variety of people," Woolsey said.
"Whether an employee, customer, business associate or community
leader, he knows how to find the common ground and make the
situation work for the highest good of everyone involved.
This is an important attribute of a general manager, and we are
proud to have him as part of the Million Air family."
A native of Idaho Falls, Idaho, Hill performed his undergraduate
studies at Utah State University in business management. He
also holds numerous aviation industry certifications. He has
been married for 15 years and has two boys and one girl, ages 13, 9
and 6. In the next few weeks, the entire family will relocate
from Ogden, Utah to Southern California.