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Pentastar Aviation Recognized as a Crain’s Cool Place to Work

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation is pleased to announce they have been recognized for their corporate culture by being named one of Crain’s Detroit Business Cool Places to Work in Michigan for 2019.

Input from Pentastar employees on an engagement and satisfaction survey, administered from the third party Best Companies Group, led to their recognition and placement on the list.

“We have a culture that breaks down barriers and promotes open communication and collaboration, so everyone has input while getting to do what they love to do,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar’s President & CEO. “It also empowers our employees to make decisions to assure our customers are completely satisfied, which leads to a high level of employee engagement and satisfaction.”

Many employees cite their passion for flight and love of airplanes as obvious reasons that Pentastar is a great employment destination. In addition, Pentastar’s many recognition and appreciation programs, active wellness committee, charitable involvement, flexible and family work environment, benefit programs, frequent employee events, and training opportunities were items that employees said made Pentastar a “cool place to work.”

“We try to be the complete package — a great place to earn a great living, a culture you can be proud of, and a respected, contributing member of our community. When we receive recognition like this, it lets us know we’re tracking in the right direction,” said Schmidt.

About Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation, wholly owned by Edsel B. Ford II, is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services and award-winning FBO services. Air charter transportation services are provided by Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc., a U.S. FAR Part 135 on-demand air carrier, or by other U.S. FAR Part 135 certificated on-demand air carriers arranged by Pentastar Aviation, LLC. Their team is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.

Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (PTK). For more information, please visit