2017 AMT Next Gen Award Winners

Nov. 21, 2017

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the AMT Next Gen 40 Under 40 Awards. And also to those who recognized your achievements by nominating you.

The attributes that make up this year’s winners all have a passion for aviation, whether it’s maintenance, education, executive management, general aviation, business aviation, rotorcraft, military, MRO, or airline, they all love what they do and want to keep improving themselves and the industry. Thank you for the solid future you provide. And if you started as a child who wanted to know more about aircraft or wanted a better future for yourself by committing to the aviation later in life, we’re glad you’re a part of the Next Generation of aircraft maintenance professionals.

There is no one path to success in aviation. Sometimes you grow in one company, other times it requires moving around to take advantage of what the industry offers or which direction your interest takes you. Take a look at this year’s winners to see the different paths that are available. And as always, share your story to encourage others to follow.

Aircraft Maintenance Technology is proud to recognize this year’s winners. Next year’s winners will be featured in the August/September issue.

Here is a list of the winners and the companies they represent:

Matthew Ackroyd, Vector Aerospace

Nathan Alvar, Cirrus Aircraft Factory Service Center

Steven Barrett, Vector Aerospace

Gary Chappell Jr., U.S. Air Force

Tyler Clukey, C&L Aviation

Estefania Collazos, Endeavor Air

Holly Czupich, Chimera Air Inc.

Peter DeSutter, AAR MRO Services Duluth

Stephen Dodd, Cirrus Aircraft Factory Service Center

Nikolay Drobkov, Hageland Aviation

Nathaniel Blake Eller, Camtronics

Matthew Franklin, Lewis University and Air Methods Corp.

Travis Geist, Duncan Aviation

Joshua Gibbs, JEM Engineering

Johnny Gomez, Banyan Air Service

Katie Gray, Vector Aerospace

Jamie Harder, Duncan Aviation

Kasey Harwick, Duncan Aviation

Jamie Hill, ExpressJet Airlines

Luke Jean, Heritage Aviation

Joshua Knowlton, Hillsboro Aviation

Jonathan Lincoln, Endeavor Air

Jan-Philipp Loos, Lufthansa Technik AG

Richard Lytle, Mente LLC

Timothy Murray, Aviation Institute of Maintenance

Fabio Nascimento, Aircraft Propeller Service

Matt Neisler, West Star Aviation

Diarmuld O’Shea, Hongkong Jet

Erik Peterson, Bismarck Aero Center

Travis Petet, Leonard Green & Partners

Lauren Quandt, Western Michigan University

Jay Scott, Cathay Pacific Airways

Olebile Sekwababe, Botswana Defence Force

Alan Sikarskie, Parker Aerospace

Collin Stannard, Constant Aviation

Mark Steinbeck, Traxxall Technologies

Adam Thacker, AAR Aircraft Services – Indianapolis

William Tsao, U.S. Air Force

Daniel Walker, StandardAero

Seth Weide, Hallmark University