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Robson and Kay bring maintenance and design expertise to Duncan
Mitch Robson becomes southwest regional manager covering Utah, southern Nevada, Arizona and southern California, and designer Colin Kay joins the aircraft design team.
Southwest regional manager Mitch Robson.

Duncan Aviation has appointed Mitch Robson as southwest regional manager to support aircraft operators in Utah, southern Nevada, Arizona and southern California in becoming more familiar with Duncan's comprehensive capabilities and services.

"With my years of airframe maintenance experience, I have a deep understanding of the required work and know the right questions to ask. This will help facilitate better communication and the ability to provide the service my customers need," he says.

Robson brings with him a wealth of aviation experience spanning 35 years, which began with full-time active duty as a Navy crewman in the US Navy while stationed at NAS Norfolk, Virginia. During his 10 years of service, he hung out of the back end of an H53E helicopter as a minesweeper ahead of aircraft carriers in the ocean. Later, he became a door gunner aboard H60HH, transporting Seal teams.

Robson is a long-time team member of Duncan Aviation, marking his 25th year at the company in 2024. His tenure has covered various technical positions, including airframe technician, lead mechanic and team leader on Hawkers, Citations and Challengers at the company's MRO facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 2010, he played a pivotal role in establishing the first Bombardier airframe team at the then-new full-service MRO in Provo, Utah. In the years since, he has advanced in his responsibilities as team leader, assistant airframe manager/scheduler, and project manager. He briefly left to take a position as a director of maintenance elsewhere, but says he is thrilled to be back with his Duncan Aviation family.

"Mitch will be a great addition to our dynamic regional manager team. His strong technical background, thorough knowledge of our processes and customer-focused approach will be beneficial to supporting customers in the region and his fellow regional managers. With his broad perspective and deep appreciation for our core values, we are excited to have Mitch further cultivate customer relationships and represent us in the southwest,” says regional manager Stef Sedam.

Colin Kay has joined the design team at Duncan's full-service facility in Battle Creek. Kay is originally from Rockville, Maryland and graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design. He previously worked for several different automotive performance shops, designing aftermarket performance parts for a variety of vehicles.

Kay says he chose Duncan Aviation because of the company's excellent industry and local reputation: "Duncan Aviation has such a renowned reputation in the industry, and I've seen first-hand how well it treats its team members. I was also very intrigued by the work it performs. I'm excited to begin designing these magnificent aircraft."

Sales manager Alan Monk adds that Kay brings a fresh perspective and a lot of energy to the team: "Colin is a passionate designer who seamlessly blends creativity with technical skills. His focus is on contributing to the future of flight with designs aimed at delivering an enjoyable customer experience. He has a great eye for design. I welcome him to the team, and I know he is looking forward to providing customers with the top-notch Duncan Aviation experience he has heard so much about."

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