Sterling Aviation LLC

Location: 5480 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee
Web site:
Year founded: 2004
Product or service offered: Charter aviation.
Projected 2007 revenue: $15.5 Million

Leadership team: Chris Doerr, CO-CEO; Rob Gort, president and COO; and Roger Banaszak, vice president of marketing and sales.

Target clientele: Current and potential future aircraft owners, public and private corporations, high net-worth individuals needing private air transportation.

Business organization memberships: NATA, NBAA, WBTA, CABAA, PAMA and NARA

What has fueled your company’s growth? The combination of the business traveler and high net-worth individuals choosing private air transportation over the traditional airlines and Sterling’s expanding fleet of charter aircraft.

What is the biggest obstacle to your company’s growth? Available facilities in Milwaukee (MKE) and slow response from governmental agencies who oversee us at MKE.

Do you plan any changes in your company in the upcoming months? Yes. We are in the process of completing the design for our new facility in Naples (APF). We are also actively looking for property to expand our MKE operations.

Who are the business people, locally or nationally, whom you admire? And what traits do those people exhibit that make you admire them? Midwest Airlines — well-trained personnel and superior customer service.

What is the outlook for the business conditions of your industry over the next several months? Very positive. The growth of private aviation in general as well as the high demand for private air charter are expected to continue.

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Jon Cyganiak Jr., 262-783-6161,



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