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Curtis takes on Duncan components repair and parts and rotables sales
The first thing newly-appointed sales manager Tony Curtis did was form a leadership team with Cary Prange, Dustin Johnson and Cody Orth, to align their talents and build strong customer relationships.
Assistant managers Dustin Johnson, Cody Orth and Cary Prange with manager Tony Curtis (middle right).
Read this story in our January 2024 printed issue.

Tony Curtis has been selected as components repair and parts & rotables sales manager at Duncan Aviation to replace Keith Schell, who retires in January 2024.

Curtis' more than 30-year aviation career began in 1990 in the US Air Force before joining Duncan Aviation in 1997. Starting as an accessory technician, he quickly took on greater responsibilities, working up to landing gear team leader. In 2016, he was promoted to assistant manager of component repairs, overseeing the aircraft accessory and avionics back shops.

"Tony is a servant leader," says VP parts sales, component repairs and satellites Mark Cote. "This, combined with his technical background, is why he is a great fit to lead Duncan Aviation's component repairs and parts & rotables sales teams into the future."

One of the first moves Curtis made was to assemble a leadership team with three assistant managers: Cary Prange, Dustin Johnson and Cody Orth.

"They are all knowledgeable within their respective areas," says Curtis. "My goal is to align their talents and experience and empower them to take further action by working together to build strong relationships with our growing customer base."

Prange is the assistant manager of parts & rotables sales, providing daily oversight and leadership to the team that works around the clock offering rotables, loaners, exchanges, outright units, avionics, instruments, accessories and technical support to aircraft operators worldwide. His career at Duncan began as a parts runner in 1985. Since then, he has held many positions throughout the company, including warehouse specialist, return goods team leader, purchasing supervisor and team leader for parts & rotables sales.

Assistant managers Dustin Johnson and Cody Orth lead more than 140 component repair technicians who inspect, install, troubleshoot, service and repair virtually all avionics and accessories equipment in an aircraft. Johnson joined Duncan as an avionics tech assistant in 2003, and quickly worked his way up the technical ranks to become a team leader, customer account rep and shop supervisor before being named assistant manager. After joining Duncan in 2017, Orth worked in the hydraulics and landing gear shops, eventually becoming a team leader before assuming the assistant manager role. Previously he managed an ethanol plant in Colorado for 13 years.

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