Government & Special Programs appointment at Duncan Aviation


Terry Stehlik has accepted the position of programme manager for Government & Special Programs at Duncan Aviation’s full-service facility in Lincoln, Nebraska. Stehlik recently celebrated her 26th anniversary at the company. In her new position, Stehlik will start by managing a multi-year contract for a large fleet of aircraft.

“In this position, I’ll serve as the primary point of contact between the customer and our internal team to ensure the programme expectations and metrics are met,” said Stehlik. “Providing our customers with a single point of contact who coordinates communication among the production teams lets customers focus on their aircraft instead of having to remember who they dealt with in which shop. Additionally, it’s my responsibility to ensure that we stay in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations on every project.”

These acquisition regulations are related to government procurement in the USA and refer to contracts issued by the United States Military and NASA, as well as by US civilian federal agencies.

For the last 14 years, Stehlik has worked as a government contracts manager and facility security officer. “We’re pleased Terry has accepted this new opportunity,” said Dave Shipperbottom, manager of Government & Special Programs. “Her background in government programmes, along with her great interpersonal savvy, organisational skills, and strong customer service will serve her well in this new position.”

Having started her career at Duncan Aviation in 1996 as a credit analyst in Accounts Receivable, Stehlik spent 12 years working primarily with aviation industry OEMs. After she moved to the Government & Special Programs office in 2008, she gained a great deal of knowledge about the workings of government contracts and Department of Defense security requirements.

When Stehlik has free time, she enjoys doing anything outdoors, including golfing, gardening and competing in adventure races. She has two grown children who are married, and she has a two-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter who lives in Michigan.

“I’m excited about this opportunity because I get to work directly with customers again,” said Stehlik. “I’m looking forward to talking to potential customers and vendors and sharing Duncan Aviation’s many capabilities. Taking ownership of projects from start to finish is personally rewarding, and I learn from each and every project.”

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