Duncan Aviation has made two additions within its team. Edduyn Pita has been appointed manager of the company's Denver-area satellite at the Centennial airport in Colorado, and Sarah Warner becomes a representative for landing gear service sales.
In addition to more than 20 years of experience in aviation, Pita set up the Duncan Aviation satellite shop in Atlanta, Georgia and has managed it for the last 13 years. Previously, after graduating from high school, he attended the Venezuelan Air Force Technical Academy where he studied avionics engineering and shortly after he worked as an avionics bench technician in Florida. From there he was recruited to manage one of Duncan Aviation's early satellite shops on Long Island, New York.
“Edduyn and his team built something special in Atlanta from the ground up,” says manager of satellite operations Matt Nelson. “We're confident our customers in the Denver area are in excellent hands with Edduyn, and we know he'll continue to offer the same high level of service our customers in Denver have come to expect. We're excited to see what new ideas he brings to the position too.”
“Of course it's been hard to leave Atlanta,” says Pita. “That shop was my baby. I wish whoever takes over the very best. It's a great shop with a loyal customer base and skilful, dedicated technicians. I'm excited to move to Denver because it presents a new challenge at a bigger shop. Leaving Duncan Aviation wasn't anything I'd ever consider, the company is family, but when the position opened up in Denver I was excited about a new opportunity in a new city.”
The Duncan Aviation satellite in Denver has been there for 27 years, and Pita will be managing a well-established crew of highly competent technicians. He has no intention of hitting the reset button or reinventing the wheel.
“The team here in Denver have demonstrated their competence and abilities for many years now, and they do a great job,” adds Pita. “It's one of our more successful satellites in the network and I intend to keep it that way. That's not to say, though, that I won't be looking for ways to make us more productive and efficient.”
In October this year, the Denver satellite added interior SWAT (survey aircraft interiors; write prompt quotes; artistically clean, touch-up, dye and correct; and transform appearance and functionality) services to its complement of avionics installation and repair services, so Pita will be working with SWAT lead tech Andrew Kleinkopf to help get the word out and grow that team.
Warner will work closely with aircraft operators in identifying and scheduling required landing gear inspections or repairs, and she is most excited about playing an integral role in larger airframe workscopes. “Duncan Aviation has a strong and experienced landing gear team,” she says. “I am proud to represent them and their work to our customers.”
After earning her degree in animal science/business from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warner worked on several farms raising livestock and later transitioned into veterinary pharmaceutical sales and the non-profit sector. She joined Duncan Aviation as a component customer sales and service rep in February 2021.
“In the short time Sarah has been with us, she has worked hard at developing key relationships with her customers, as well as with others in the company,” says assistant manager component services Tony Curtis. “This will serve her and Duncan Aviation well in this new role.”