June 11, 2019
Duncan Aviation has named John Petersen as regional manager for the Northwest region of the United States. As an 11-year resident of Puyallup, Washington, Petersen brings with him a vast knowledge of the area and strong relationships with many of Duncan's customers.
“When I first moved to this area, I was an avionics field service engineer for Honeywell for four years before moving to support manager and then sales representative,” he says. “Other than my six years in the Navy, I've spent my entire career in the business aviation industry. Having worked my way up through the technical ranks, I understand both aircraft maintenance and the importance of keeping customers happy.”
Sales manager Phil Suglia adds: “I'm very excited that John has elected to join our team. He came highly recommended from a large number of customers based on his history of responding quickly to their needs and assisting them at critical times when they were in a pinch with one of their airplanes.”
With the ongoing expansion at Duncan Aviation's Provo, Utah, facility, John has the resources and backing to support all business aircraft needs, from scheduled inspections to large modifications and paint to AOG.
He continues: “The customers I've spoken with are pleased that Duncan Aviation in Provo has one of the most environmentally friendly paint facilities in the country. It's a world-class facility, and it's generating quite a bit of excitement in the Northwest. Our capabilities are amazing. The three main facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Provo, Utah, really can do it all. The satellite shops and RRTs also do a fantastic job of taking care of local customers and have often been the only help in the area for customers in the Pacific Northwest.”
Duncan also recently announced Scott Stoki as the new engine overhaul manager. In this position, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Duncan Aviation turbine engine maintenance facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He comments: “The Duncan Aviation overhaul shop has experienced significant growth over the last several years. With the addition of the new 20,000 lb.-thrust-class test cell along with added and expanded capabilities, I want to keep that momentum going and bring this shop and team to its full potential.”
In 2005, Stoki joined Duncan Aviation’s engine line where he demonstrated his natural leadership abilities by advancing quickly through the ranks, taking on positions with more responsibilities. He then transitioned into the quality department as an inspector and gained a new appreciation for detailed paperwork.
“I was able to see maintenance projects from a different perspective and learned how to ask new questions,” he explains. continues. He returned to the engine line as a team leader in 2015 where he gained more oversight and strategic planning for the department.
“We’re excited that Scott accepted the position as the engine overhaul manager,” says CEO Jeff Lake. “He has the technical experience to do well in this position, but more importantly, he has proven himself as an outstanding leader. Scott does an outstanding job in setting a vision for the shop, communicating that vision to team members and working alongside the team to ensure success.”