Senior Manager Tech Ops Training, Spirit Airlines
George’s aviation repair time started as he entered an A&P program for High School in the early 70’s. After receiving his A&P he continued to stay within the industry even to this day. He put in time as an A&P, IA (youngest in the State Michigan when issued), Lead, Manager and Director of Maintenance. His career fields ranged from General Aviation, Cargo, Corporate, Passenger, Air Ambulance, Repair Station and then the Airlines. The Airlines is where George remains today as the Senior Manager of Tech Ops Training at Spirit Airlines.
In January 2023 George was Awarded the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, the most prestigious award the FAA issues to persons certificated under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 65. This award, named after Charles Taylor, is to recognize individuals who have exhibitibed exemplary aviation expertise, distinguished professionalism, and steadfast commitment for at least 50 years or more of aviation maintenance experience.