Torch passed at Duncan

After more than 25 years leading the family business, Duncan Aviation Chairman Robert Duncan officially retired Monday, his 65th birthday, to become chairman emeritus.

He is succeeded as chairman by his son, Todd, who has worked at the local aviation company for 20 years, lately as vice chairman and president of the component services division.

Duncan Aviation is 51 years old this year and employs 1,250 people in Lincoln, 650 in Battle Creek, Mich.

A review of Robert Duncan's career and the outlook for Duncan Aviation under Todd Duncan's leadership will appear in the Sunday Journal Star.