Duncan Aviation's Mike Minchow will serve a three-year term on the 18-member AEA Board of Directors.
At last week’s 57th annual AEA International Convention & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee, the newly elected members to the AEA Board of Directors were introduced and recognized during a special awards luncheon. Mike Minchow, Duncan Aviation’s Manager of Completions & Avionics Sales was among the newly elected directors selected by the members of AEA in a membership-wide vote.
Gary Harpster, Duncan Aviation Avionics Sales Representative and current AEA Board Chairman, reflects on Duncan Aviation’s history and association with AEA and the future as Minchow joins the directors.
“A long-time and now retired Duncan employee, Ron Hall, was on the AEA board for 20 years before term limits. He taught me the value of this organization and I am proud to have served on the board for nine years now. I'm very pleased that Mike will be offering his insight and knowledge of the industry as I leave the board," said Harpster. “Mike has a well-rounded knowledge of aviation in general and he's a good communicator. I believe his level of expertise will blend well with the other board members.”
Minchow joins the AEA Board of Directors having worked more than 20 years at Duncan Aviation, serving in several leadership roles including Manager of Interior Modification Sales and Design, Fractional Program Manager and Avionics Sales Manager. His experience in repair station operations and knowledge of the current regulatory environment in business aviation give him a real hands-on understanding of the challenges facing MROs.
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents more than 1,300 aviation businesses, including repair stations that specialize in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronics systems in general aviation aircraft. The mission of AEA is to be a worldwide, self-sustaining organization committed to enhancing the profitability of its members. The 18 Directors of the AEA Board are elected to a three-year term representing all areas of the United States and three international regions including Canada, Europe and The South Pacific.