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Tom Burt

Tom Burtexecutive vice president and chief operating officer
Duncan Aviation

As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Duncan Aviation, Tom leads the Battle Creek Senior Management Team and is responsible for the day-to-day guidance and development of the company’s Battle Creek operation.

Tom began his career at Duncan Aviation in 1979 as an entry-level airframe technician doing maintenance on Learjets, Citations and turboprop aircraft. In 1984, he joined the newly formed Service Marketing group where he called on prospective customers promoting Duncan Aviation services in the south central and upper Midwest region of the United States. In 1990 Tom took on the challenge of developing a service quoting system that would help the sales teams produce customer-friendly, industry-leading sales proposals. Through this development, he got involved in the actual quoting and selling of airframe maintenance. Tom progressed to the position of Service Sales Manager in 1994 and began building his sales team. He was promoted to Vice President Airframe and Engine Service Sales in 1999. In 2004, Tom transferred to Battle Creek to help lead the expansion and growth at that location. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2005.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology and an Associate of Science degree in Aviation Technology from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. He is an FAA-licensed A&P technician as well as a Commercial/Instrument rated pilot. He also serves on the Corporate Advisory Committee (CAC) for the Flight Safety Foundation.

Tom is married and has three grown children. His interests outside of work include vocal music, travel, cycling, golf and photography.