2017 AMT Next Gen Award: Blake Eller

Nov. 21, 2017
Director of Operations, 32, Camtronics, Tulsa, OK

Blake Eller was fascinated by the concept of air travel and was also influenced by his father who was employed at American Airlines. Eller saw stability for future growth, both personally and professionally, in the aviation field.

He received his Airframe and Powerplant license from Tulsa Technology Center. Advanced training includes AS9110 Revision C Aerospace Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor – Probitas Authentication, ISO9001 internal auditor, IPC trainer for rework and repair (electrical assemblies), and liquid dye penetrant testing training.

Eller was a lead technician at Drake Air and Southern Aeroparts. Then he was a quality assurance manager and chief inspector at Camtronics before moving to Lufthansa Technik Component Services as quality assurance specialist, training coordinator, and auditor. Currently, Eller is director of operations at Camtronics. He is responsible for managing and directing the repair station production personnel to ensure compliance with FAA standards and regulations consistent with the repair station's (RSM) and related quality control procedures and policy.

Nominated by Holly Kristine Eller, general manager, Camtronics: "I have known Blake for over 10 years now and have always known him to have ambition and drive second to none. He started in the aviation industry as a technician at a 145 repair station years ago and quickly worked his way up to a lead role. He has always been committed, a great coach and leader, and has helped to develop and train others to reach their potential. He is driven and is always seeking knowledge and ways to improve the industry and also seeks to lead others, create positive changes in whatever organization he takes part in, and ultimately leave a positive footprint in the industry."

Eller is focused on elevating the knowledge of his co-workers in both quality and technical areas. And he mentors his teammates both personally and professionally.
His career goals include growing into an executive position – and succeeding at it; leading a team of individuals, by providing resources to sharpen their skills and positively impact in the industry as well as achieve personal growth; and capitalizing on his entrepreneurial spirit by starting and growing a business within the aviation industry.