Since Duncan Aviation was founded in 1956, the members of the Duncan family have always been actively involved in leading the company. In addition to the family influence, the company’s leadership dynamic includes vice presidents and executive officers of Duncan Aviation who form the Senior Leadership Team. They pursue a constructive dynamic that allows them to strategically position the company for long-term success and respond to sudden changes in the industry.
The Senior Leadership Team is responsible for modeling and maintaining Duncan Aviation’s Leadership Values. Duncan Aviation leaders:
Currently vice president of customer service in Lincoln, Nebraska, Doug joined Duncan Aviation 29 years ago as an A&P mechanic in the engine shop. Through the years, he's moved from team leader to tech rep to MPI shop supervisor to engine sales service rep. In 2008, Doug assumed the responsibilities of managing airframe service sales, and in 2009, he added managing the Regional Managers to his lengthening resume. He became the manager of customer service in early 2015, and Doug joined the senior management team in October of that year.
As vice president of customer service, Doug enjoys interacting with Duncan Aviations customers and working with the customer service teams in Lincoln, Nebraska, Battle Creek, Michigan, and Provo, Utah.
Doug and his wife Paula have been married for 28 years, raised their children and have one grandchild. They enjoy boating on their pontoon and going fishing in Canada every year that they can get away.
Mark Cote is Duncan Aviation's Vice President of Duncan Aviation Parts Sales, Avionics, Accessories & Satellites. In this position he provides leadership to the production and service areas of aircraft Accessories, Avionics/Instruments Component Repair, Duncan Aviation Parts and Rotables Sales and the network of avionics satellite locations around the United States.
Mark joined Duncan Aviation in 1987 as an avionics technician, fixing navigation and communication equipment. Throughout his career with Duncan Aviation, Mark has held several positions including customer service representative, project manager, program manager and project manager team lead and coordinator. In 2006, he became the Vice President of Completions and Modifications. Mark assumed his current position in 2014.
Mark has an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Mark and his wife have two children. Mark enjoys motorcycle riding, home improvement, staying fit and spending time with his family.
Nate started at Duncan Aviation in 2001 as a completions technician in the Interior department. He was promoted to shift supervisor in 2005 and became the department scheduler in 2006. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2009.
Nate enjoys working and interacting with customers. It is gratifying for him to be on the front end of refurbishment projects and see the transformation of aircraft through the eyes of customers.
Nate is married. He is a big sports fan and tries to spend as much time possible outdoors. He enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He supports the United Way to help those in his community.
Todd Duncan was named Chairman of Duncan Aviation in 2007. In his 30 years with the company, he has served many roles, including vice chair and president of Duncan Aviation component services. Todd has a passion for aviation and has been an active private pilot since 1987, holding instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is also passionate about the business aviation industry and believes in giving back. He is currently serving as Chair of the National Business Aviation Association's Associate Member Advisory Council. He has been a member of that council since 2015 and has also served as Chairman of the board of the National Air Transportation Association. Todd graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in business administration and studied in the Stanford Executive Program in 2007. Along with his wife, Connie, he is active in several philanthropic activities including the Nebraska Chamber of Commerce, Nebraska Wesleyan University and Southeast Community College Foundation.
Todd and Connie have twin sons and two daughters-in-law: Harrison and Brooke; and Paul Kent "P.K." and Katie. Todd enjoys many activities with his family including traveling, boating, scuba diving and snow skiing. Todd is an enthusiastic golfer and fisherman, an active Phish Phan and an avid traveler.
As General Counsel, Tom Fischer acts as the company's chief legal officer and provides legal advice and assistance to the Duncan Aviation Board of Directors, Board of Advisors, Duncan family shareholders, Senior Management Team, Department Managers, and other company employees regarding the company's business and legal matters.
Tom joined Duncan Aviation in 2007 in his current position. Prior to Duncan Aviation, Tom was president of Spectrum Financial Services in Omaha, Nebraska, a company that provided insurance, securities brokerage, and other products and services to more than 250 financial institutions across the country. He also served as a senior officer and was on the board of directors for Spectrum's holding company, Great Western Bancorp and Spectrum Life Insurance Company, an Arizona-based re-insurance company. Before moving to Spectrum, Tom served as vice president, general counsel, and secretary for several major financial institutions including First National Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska, and most recently, FirsTier Financial in Omaha.
Tom has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association. He has held a Nebraska Real Estate Brokers License, as well as several Nebraska insurance licenses and designations. Tom is a US Army veteran, and he is rated by Martindale Hubble as AV Preeminent attorney.
Tom and his wife Suzi have two grown children and five grandsons. Tom enjoys spending time with family, traveling, sports, outdoor activities, and reading, particularly books about World Wars I and II history and the rise and fall of communism and fascism. Tom is a member of the IATSBA (International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association) and a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association where he serves on the Corporate Counsel Executive Committee. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Nebraska State Bar Foundation, is a member of the Foundation's Endowment Committee, and serves on the University of Nebraska Medical Center Chancellor's Board of Counselors Alumni.
In 2019, Travis Grimsley was named Director of Maintenance for Airframe Services at the Duncan Aviation facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. He's also now a part of the Duncan Aviation Senior Management Team.
In 2005, Travis joined the Duncan Aviation team as a Line Services Representative, and he transitioned to Manager of Customer Service in 2016. The common thread in all of his positions at Duncan Aviation has been his genuine desire to provide a positive environment for customers and team members.
When he was growing up, his father was an airline mechanic at Northwest Airlines in Detroit, and he inspired Travis to pursue a career in the aviation industry. Travis earned his pilots license when he was 21 years old, and he earned a Bachelors degree in Business from Western Michigan University in 2012. He feels fortunate to have been able to make a living in working in a field he's always been so fond of.
Travis and his wife Dawn have three children, and in his spare time, they going skiing and boating and travel to Northern Michigan to enjoy the outdoors.
As Vice President and CFO, Jamie provides leadership for the accounting, credit, information services, material services, and treasury services areas. Before serving in her new role, Harder was a controller with Duncan Aviation for four years.
Harder earned a degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and Management at Midland University in Fremont and gained seven years of experience working in both private and public accounting prior to coming to Duncan Aviation.
In Harder's free time, she spends as much time outside as possible, and that includes working in the yard, going for long bike rides, golfing, and playing volleyball. She also enjoys traveling, cheering for Husker athletics, going to concerts, and playing with her niece and nephew.
When Kasey joined Duncan Aviations Lincoln, Nebraska, location in 1999, he performed completions on green Astra SPX aircraft until he transitioned to the Airframe, which gave him experience on Astras, Learjets, and Challengers. After more than seven years as a Lead Technician, Kasey moved to a Team Leader position for a fleet customer program. He then served as the fleet programs Program Manager until mid-2017, when he took on the responsibilities of Director of Maintenance at the Battle Creek, Michigan, facility. In 2018, Kasey was promoted to Vice President of Maintenance and in 2019 he returned to Lincoln as Vice President of Aircraft Services. Kasey holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nondestructive Testing, a bachelor of science degree in Business with a minor in Marketing from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a Masters in Business Administration degree from Creighton University's Heider College of Business, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Kasey and his wife Faith have been married for more than 20 years and have two daughters, Elliott and Charlotte. In his free time, you'll find Kasey on the sidelines cheering on his daughters at one of their many events and working on his classic car or motorcycle.
Leon Holloway is Vice President of Team Member Services and a member of the Senior Management Team for Duncan Aviation. Leon's areas of responsibility include all core functions of Human Resources and Professional Development & Training enterprise-wide.
As a Senior Management member, Leon contributes directly to the organization's long- and short-term strategic objectives while maximizing organizational effectiveness.
Leon has more than 18+ years of leading human resources. Before joining Duncan Aviation, he was the Director of Human Resources for Even Temp, a renewable energy manufacturer of St. Croix pellet stoves and furnaces, and earlier in his career, he held leadership positions as an IT Supervisor for Metro Group, a direct-marketing company.
Some of his areas of expertise include: Leading enterprise-wide HR projects; overseeing State and Federal Regulatory Compliance; helping with employee relations and conflict management; standardizing HR policies and procedures; engaging in talent management and performance development; developing employee engagement and retention strategies; and personal and financial wellness. Leon also collaborates with Duncan Aviation's Senior Management and third-party vendors to review the company's benefits plan and compensation surveys.
Leon serves on several advisory boards, including the Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board; NBAA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group; Continuum EAP Board; The Malone Center; and The Good Neighbor Community Center.
Leon holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University and a BA in Organizational Management from Concordia University. In his free time, Leon serves as an Adjunct Teacher for the MBA program at his alma mater Concordia University.
He and his wife, Jan, have 4 adult children and 10 grandkids. Leon also enjoys riding his fat-tire bike.
Ryan assumed his current role as Director of Sales and became a member of Duncan Aviation's SMT in 2020. Prior to that, he managed sales for Airframe and Engine Services for the Lincoln, Nebraska, facility after initially joining the sales force in 2012. Ryan started his career with Duncan Aviation in 2001 as an Airframe Mechanic and was quickly promoted to Lead Mechanic and then Team Leader. Before joining Duncan Aviation, Ryan served in the U.S. Air Force as an Airborne Technician with the 1st Airborne Command and Control Squadron.
Ryan is a licensed A&P mechanic with AMT certificates through Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He enjoys working with customers, building relationships with them, and providing them knowledgeable service options for maintaining their aircraft.
Ryan and his wife, Jennifer, have one son, Cole, and two daughters, Ashley and Emily. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fly fishing, hiking, and working out. Ryan is active in mentoring youth and enjoys coaching youth sports teams.
Cobi Lane is Duncan Aviation's Director of Production Operations in Provo, Utah, where he is responsible for leading the Airframe, Engine and Modifications production areas at Duncan Aviation's newest full-service facility.
Before joining Duncan Aviation in March 2021, Cobi spent 21 years working in business aviation in various roles, including Tech 2 Mechanic, Senior Tech, Mechanical Team Leader, Shift Leader, Service Team Manager, Operations Manager, and Director of Customer Service at Gulfstream Aerospace. Prior to beginning his career in the business aviation industry, Cobi served in the United States Air Force for seven years and worked as maintenance Crew Chief for the KC-135R model tanker.
Cobi earned a Bachelors's Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, and he subsequently earned his Airframe and Powerplant licenses. He and his wife Tiffany enjoy spending time together as a family with their children. Cobi also enjoys fishing, working out and bowling.
Mike was named Chief Operating Officer of Duncan Aviations Lincoln facility in July 2020. He joined Duncan Aviation's Senior Management Team in October 2015 where he served as Vice President of Modifications and Engineering and before that, Vice President of Sales.
Mike joined the Duncan Aviation Design Center team in 1993 as a Designer while working on his Masters degree in architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He transitioned to Team Leader of Design, moved to Sales Team Leader, and then on to Program Manager for a large fleet customer. He was promoted to Sales Manager over Modifications (Paint, Interior, Avionics, and Install) and assumed those responsibilities for Airframe and Engine in 2011. In October 2015, he was promoted to Duncan Aviations Senior Management Team.
Mike has been actively involved in the local community through Leadership Lincoln and United Way and has served on various aviation industry boards including the Gogo Dealer Advisory Board, Honeywell Channel Partner Advisory Board, Aircraft Electronic Association (AEA) Board and most recently joined the NBAA Certified Aviation Manager Governing Board as a Community Director.
Mike and his wife Renae have three boys: Andrew, Mason, and Aden. Mike enjoys hunting, golfing, and attending family activities.
Andy was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Duncan Aviation's Battle Creek facility in February 2019. For seven years before that, he held the position of Vice President of Completions and Modifications where he oversaw the Battle Creek paint and interior completions teams and provided on-site support for OEM completions, engineering and certification in Battle Creek.
Andy joined Duncan Aviation in 1997 working as a cabinet shop technician. He spent time leading teams in both cabinet and completions and was promoted to assistant manager of interior completions. In 2008, Andy became involved in Duncan Aviation's OEM completions program and was promoted to Program Manager one year later.
Andy has a Bachelor's of Arts degree and a Master's of Fine Arts degree.
Andy and his wife Pam enjoy spending time with their two daughters and going to their cabin on the Au Sable River in northern Michigan. Andy enjoys fly fishing and likes to stay in shape by practicing yoga, biking to work, and exercising in the workout facility at Duncan Aviation.