Gary H. Garvens
February 6, 1935 - May 31, 2012
It is with great sadness that Engine Components International (ECi), along with its parent company, Danbury AeroSpace, announces the passing of its owner and Chief Executive Officer, Gary H. Garvens. Gary passed away, Thursday, May 31, 2012, after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer.
Gary began working for the Company on September 30th, 1960. With his entrepreneurial spirit, He brought new and innovative technologies to the piston engine aircraft industry. His optimism and strength were evident in his personality and his dedication to the Company his father started in 1943. His contributions, dedication and courage will be missed.
Under Gary’s leadership, the Company experienced domestic and international growth in the general aviation industry. He played a critical role in the everyday leadership of the Company, and he invested heavily in his people and trained and mentored them well. He left us knowing the Company’s future without him was secure. As he wished, the Garvens family is committed to continued growth of Engine Components International, and success of the Company under the leadership of President Ty Stoller.
As a champion of the piston aircraft engine industry, Gary not only worked for the Company for over 50 years, but was also a leader of the general aviation industry as a past president of Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and board member of Modification and Replacement Parts Association (MARPA).
A celebration of Gary’s life will be held on
Saturday, June 9th at 2:00pm
New Braunfels Presbyterian Church
373 Howard Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gary’s memory may be made to:
- MD Anderson Cancer Center, Melanoma & Skin Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030
- Hope Hospice, 611 North Walnut Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130
- EAA | The Spirit of Aviation, Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc., P.O. Box 3816, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3816
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