Longtime Twin Commander Technical Service Manager Geoffrey Pence Retires

March 6, 2020

Twin Commander Aircraft’s stalwart Technical Service Manager Geoffrey Pence has retired. Pence began his stint with the factory in 1999, but his experience with the airplane goes back much further. After graduating from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in 1972 he did a brief stint at Grumman American Aircraft. His first taste of Commanders came in 1973 at Oregon’s Eagle Aircraft, a Rockwell Service Center. Pence has the distinction of working for Gulfstream Aerospace when it was producing the JetProp models, as well as a number of other Twin Commander service centers over the years.   

It was his final position for Twin Commander Aircraft where he had the greatest impact on the community. As the primary point of contact for Twin Commander Factory Authorized Service Centers on technical issues, he was the factory’s technical resource for everything from parts questions to troubleshooting to installation issues. It’s the kind of position only someone with a lifetime of learning and experience can perform.     

In appreciation for Pence’s more than two decades of service, Twin Commander Business Unit Head Brian Harbaugh will be presenting Pence with a Lifetime Achievement award. “Geoffrey’s contributions to the Twin Commander factory, service centers, and owners is beyond measure,” said Harbaugh. “We are going to miss him, and we wish him all the best. Someone is going to have big shoes to fill.”   

The company is currently looking for Pence’s replacement. The ideal candidate has experience maintaining Twin Commanders, has relationships across the community, and is responsive to customer needs.

For more information, contact Brian Harbaugh at 919-956-4300, or visit www.twincommander.com.