Duncan Aviation has announced that Leah Alexander, a member of the its aircraft sales and acquisitions team, has earned recognition as a Certified Aircraft Sales Broker from the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).
“IADA is pleased to welcome Duncan Aviation's Leah Alexander into the prestigious ranks of IADA-certified aircraft brokers,” says IADA executive director Wayne Starling. “Her exceptional background, reputation and mastering of IADA's rigorous independent evaluation process bestow her with industry recognition as a highly skilled broker at the top of her profession.”
IADA certified brokers have to pass a test and are verified by an independent firm. In addition, Accredited Dealers must engage in continuing education to pass a recertification process, ensuring that IADA dealers possess relevant industry knowledge and maintain their adherence to its code of ethics. Within the 48 IADA Accredited Dealers, there are currently 120 IADA Certified Aircraft Sales Brokers. Duncan is an IADA Accredited Dealer and founding member.
"In achieving IADA brokerage certification, I offer our clients not only decades of industry experience, but also assurance in the breadth and depth of knowledge required to guide each step of their aircraft sale or acquisition,” says Alexander.
Alexander grew up in business aviation and began working in the industry over 20 years ago. She brings a combination of market analysis and business development expertise as well as experience with aviation management and consulting to her role at Duncan. She previously served as an analyst for the aircraft sales and acquisitions team, held a management position at Vertiport Chicago and was principal of Business Aviation Insights prior to joining Duncan.
Also, Duncan has named Rick Conner as a technical representative working directly with aircraft operators who call with technical or troubleshooting questions about their radar units and systems.
For more than 38 years Conner has had hands-on experience as an avionics technician, the last 33 with Duncan's avionics and instruments repair facility in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a technician, radar team leader and most recently a customer account representative.
Last year Conner transitioned into customer service and relocated to Florida. In addition to supporting operators with radar troubleshooting questions, he continues to provide online support to customer requests for quotes and information through online locator services, while managing several customer accounts.
“Rick wears many hats,” says Tony Curtis, assistant manager of components repairs. “Not only does he possess extensive technical knowledge of radar systems and units, he provides a high level of service and support to our customers. He has mentored avionics technicians for years. It is a natural shift for him to continue that support for our customers.”