2016 AMT Next Gen 40 Under 40 Award Winners

Nov. 28, 2016
The winners come from all segments of the industry, general aviation, military, business aviation, education, airline, MRO, and rotorcraft, just like the segments we feature in each issue of Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

Welcome to the second year of AMT’s 40 Under 40 Next Gen Awards. We designed this program to highlight the benefits of a career in aircraft maintenance and to encourage the next generation of professionals that this industry needs.

And the response has increased this year, the nominations more than doubled, thank you. It’s great to read how you got into this profession, the training and education that you’ve achieved, what you’ve accomplished, to see how far you want to go in learning more about the industry and the latest technology, and increasing your impact on the industry.

This year’s winners are another exciting group of individuals that have taken the training, used the available resources, whether military training, internships or specialized training, and moved into positions that have allowed them to continue learning, make contributions to the industry, make it easier for the next round of individuals to step up when it’s time to choose a career path, and make the industry safer by maintaining aircraft to the highest standards.

The winners come from all segments of the industry, general aviation, military, business aviation, education, airline, MRO, and rotorcraft, just like the segments we feature in each issue of Aircraft Maintenance Technology.

Here are the winners:

Bryan Abbott, Instructor of Aviation Maintenance Technology, Tulsa Tech, Tulsa, OK

Frank M. Atria, Director of Maintenance, GEICO Skytypers, Farmington, NY

Robert Bertram, Director of Operations and Technical Services, Vector Aerospace Engine Services Atlantic, PEI, Canada

Trevor Budge, Aircraft Maintenance Instructor, North Idaho College, Hayden, ID

Lewis H. Caplan III, Lead A&P Technician, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Wichita, KS

Tim Carter, Shop Supervisor, Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Chesapeake, VA

Michael J. Cataldo, Senior Maintenance Technician/Safety Officer, Cox Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

David N. Cochran, Director of Maintenance & Accountable Manager, Bankair Inc., West Columbia, SC

Travis Collins, Maintenance Manager, Fargo Jet Center, Fargo, ND

Benjamin Dunbar, Fleet Support Coordinator, GoJet Airlines, Overland, MO

Kevin Easley, Maintenance Supervisor, AAR Aircraft Services, Indianapolis, IN

Ryan Wade Eichholtz, Senior Aircraft Technician, Cox Enterprises Flight Department, Atlanta, GA

Greg B. Everett, Aircraft Supervisor, Small Cabin, Constant Aviation, Youngstown, OH

Keith R. Fix II, Weight and Balance Manager, U.S. Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, AZ

Steve Goede, Director of Landing Gear and Accessory Programs, West Star Aviation, Grand Junction, CO

Angel L. Green, Line Maintenance Supervisor, UPS, Sellersburg, IN

Hilary Kerkstra, Turbine Engine Technician, Pratt & Whitney Engine Services, Battle Creek, MI

Carolyn Rena Kincaid, Manager of Training and Records Department, AAR Aircraft Services Indianapolis, IN

Joshua Temple Krotec, Senior Vice President, First Aviation Services Inc., Westport, CT

Chad Michael Lewis, Technical Sergeant, U.S. Air Force, Birmingham, AL

Stephanie Lindquist, Line Maintenance Supervisor, UPS Airlines, Louisville, KY

Christophe Luce, Mobile Repair Team Manager, Vector Aerospace France

Gerald Marchal, A&P Mechanic, Bristow Academy, Carson City, NV

William Mastley, Avionics/Mission Systems Lead, Orbital ATK, Fort Worth, TX

Jesse Moore, Aviation Maintenance Technician, Corporate Aircraft Flight Department, Chicopee, MA

Trevor S. Naismith, Staff Sergeant, KC-135 Crew Chief and Maintenance Instructor, USAF, Japan

Otis A. Oggs, Field Service Lead Technician/Manager, StandardAero, Maryville, TN

Cory Peremsky, Structures Technician, Bombardier Commercial Service Center, Tucson, AZ

Marcelina Plesiak, Project Manager, Hartford Service Center, Bombardier Business Aircraft, Hartford, CT

Josh Riehle, Director of Quality, HAECO Americas, Greensboro, NC

Anna Romer, Flight Mechanic/Senior Aircraft Maintenance Technician, American Family Insurance, Madison, WI

Chad Shaver, Owner, Dallas Executive Aircraft Service, Dallas, TX

Chris Solomon, Director of Operations, CAS Components, Fairhope, AL

Michael Steinbaugh, Customer Account Representative, Jet Aviation St. Louis, Cahokia, IL

Benjamin Stevens, Senior Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Marathon Petroleum Company, Findlay, OH

Zachary Thompson, Vice President, Trego Dugan Aviation, Grand Island, NE

Joshua C. Williamson, Pipefitter Leader, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins Air Force Base, GA

John Wing, Program Manager, PEMCO World Air Services, Tampa, FL

Xiang Yao, Lead AMT, FedEx Express – Shanghai (PVG) Line Maintenance, China

Chuck Zahnow, Airframe Technical Representative, Duncan Aviation, Battle Creek, MI