Duncan Aviation has appointed Tim Fidler as its new accessories business development manager, and Dennis Kruse will relocate to Provo, Utah as the avionics install sales representative.
Fidler is tasked with strengthening and driving accessory component repair services toward new business opportunities with customers and OEMs, including new service and product capabilities. He has a bachelor's degree in professional piloting from Kansas State University and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. His aviation career began as a pilot and certified flight instructor for Kansas State University before he accepted a position with Mid-Continent Instruments & Avionics, where he held roles in customer service and sales, and was the regional sales manager. Most recently, he was responsible for business development at Ametek MRO.
“I look forward to this new challenge,” says Fidler. “Duncan Aviation is a top-shelf operation. I'm excited to be a part of it. My goal is to make sure the Duncan Aviation accessory shops are full with the right kinds of business while evolving to the next generation of equipment and technology.”
Vice president of parts sales, avionics, accessories and satellites Mark Cote adds: “Tim brings with him years of engine accessory and avionics component experience. He has a wealth of aviation knowledge and strong industry relationships that will serve him and Duncan Aviation well in this new role.”
Long-time team member Dennis Kruse will be relocating to the company's Provo, Utah, facility as the avionics install sales representative.
“In his 15 years at Duncan Aviation, Dennis has built a strong technical background in the install department as a technician and crew lead,” says modifications sales manager Nate Klenke. “Over the past seven years, he has been a productive member of the Lincoln avionics sales team working on a variety of different aircraft models, fleets and government programmes.”
Prior to joining the Duncan Aviation team in Lincoln, Nebraska, Kruse served his country in the United States Marine Corps.
“I'm looking forward to Dennis' transition to Provo, where he'll help us continue to grow our sales presence at that location to better serve clients in the western United States,” says Klenke.