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Duncan Aviation’s Worldwide Regional Management Team Evolves

Posted by Diane Heiserman on Wed, Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Duncan Aviation recently welcomed four additional Regional Managers to support operators worldwide. Richard Gardner, Allan Orsi, Andy (Anand) Fernandes and Rodolfo Rodriguez join Arjen Groeneveld, Regional Manager in Europe, in an effort to better support customers throughout the world. Each Regional Manager travels their region, meeting with aircraft operators, management organizations and other service providers with the goal of maintaining and building relationships, providing customer service, listening to operators and learning more about each region’s regulatory issues and processes while engaging in industry forums.

Rodolfo Rodriguez


Allan Orsi is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He has prior work experience with Honeywell do Brasil, Embraer, Bosch and Aerostation. Allan has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and an International Trade Technical degree. Contact Allan Orsi.

Arjen Groeneveld


In 2011, Arjen Groeneveld became Duncan Aviation’s first International Regional Manager. Arjen, who lives in The Netherlands, provides support to operators throughout Europe. He has more than 22 years of experience derived from positions in aerospace research, commercial airline and the aircraft leasing industries. During 2013 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 21-23, stop by Duncan Aviation’s Stand #327 to visit with Arjen and other Duncan Aviation EBACE Representatives. Contact Arjen Groeneveld.

Andy Fernandes


Andy Fernandes supports India. He has been with Duncan Aviation since 1999 and will continue his current responsibilities as an Avionics Installations Sales Rep, serving a dual role as he supports operators in India, traveling to India several times a year. Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance and a master’s degree in Aviation Safety. He has worked for Swiss Air and as a mechanic and project manager for Duncan Aviation in Lincoln. Contact Andy Fernandes.

Rodolfo Rodriguez


Rodolfo Rodriguez supports Mexico. Prior to joining Duncan Aviation, he was a Naval Officer for the Mexican Navy, retiring after 21 years of service. Rodolfo has a Naval Sciences degree in Engineering and is authorized for internal combustion engines and gas turbine engines. Make it a point to attend the Aero Expo April 18-20 in Toluca, Mexico, and stop by Duncan Aviation’s booth #21 to visit with Rodolfo and other Duncan Aviation representatives. Contact Rodolfo Rodriguez.

Richard Gardner

New Zealand

Richard Gardner supports the regions of Australia and New Zealand. His experience includes employment with Air New Zealand and Pacific Turbine and owner of SinglePoint Assist, an international AOG support network. He holds many licenses including an Airframe & Powerplant from the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Authority Airframe and Engine license and licenses in New Zealand, Latvia, Trinidad and Tobago. Contact Richard Gardner.

 “With these Regional Managers now located in key areas around the world, Duncan Aviation can continue to provide support to operators and maintenance organizations while learning the industry nuances present in each region,” says John Slieter, Vice President of Sales for Duncan Aviation. “They are a group of enthusiastic aviation professionals. Each one has a strong desire to assist operators in safe and efficient flying.”

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Duncan Aviation is the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the world providing complete acquisition sales and support services for business aircraft. We provide premier aircraft services–delivered on time–for a wide variety of business aircraft at our facilities across the United States.

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