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Duncan promotes director of modifications from within
Nate Darlington has been with Duncan Aviation since he was a wide-eyed 19-year-old. He has worked in the sales and paint department, and has now become modifications director in Duncan's senior management team.
Nate Darlington has been promoted to director of modifications for Duncan Aviation Battle Creek.

Duncan Aviation has named Nate Darlington as director of modifications at the company's full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. Darlington will continue in his role as manager of the Battle Creek paint department, while also assuming responsibility for the avionics and interiors shops. He has also joined Duncan's senior management team.

Former VP of modifications and completions Andy Richards has transitioned to executive VP and COO of the Battle Creek facility. Richards took on this role following the retirement earlier this month of executive VP and COO Tom Burt.

“Tom has had a tremendously positive effect on the Battle Creek facility,” Darlington comments. “As we usher in a new era of leaders, we are excited by the opportunity to carry on his legacy, while continuing to raise the bar on quality and customer service. We want to ensure that our facility provides professional development and team member growth because everything starts with our team members; whatever we put into them, we get out.”

Darlington was first hired by Duncan aged 19, when he had attended a community college in Battle Creek. “As soon as I got here, I absolutely loved the company, the culture, and the people I worked with,” he continues. “I had found my opportunity at Duncan Aviation, and I felt fulfilled and inspired. All I wanted to do was make sure everyone else who worked here and who came here as a customer had the same incredible experience. Even after all these years, I still get giddy on delivery days.”

Andy Richards adds: “Nate's broad range of experience at Duncan Aviation and his proven track record as a leader will ensure his success in this new role. I am excited for him – the modifications teams are in good hands.”

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