Edduyn Pita has been made the new manager of Duncan Aviation’s satellite facility at Centennial Airport in the Denver area, Colorado.
In addition to more than 20 years of experience in aviation, Pita set up the Duncan Aviation satellite shop in Atlanta, Georgia.
After graduating from high school, Pita attended the Venezuelan Air Force Technical Academy where he studied avionics engineering. Shortly after completing the degree, he was hired by a company in Florida to work as an avionics bench technician. From there, he was recruited to manage one of Duncan Aviation’s early satellite shops on Long Island, New York. The move was momentous for many reasons, not the least of which was that Pita saw snow for the first time. After 11 months, Pita accepted the challenge to start a Duncan Aviation satellite shop in Atlanta, and he managed and grew that shop for 13 years.
“Edduyn and his team built something special in Atlanta from the ground up,” said Matt Nelson, manager of satellite operations. “We’re confident our customers in the Denver area are in excellent hands with Edduyn, and we know he’ll continue to offer the same high-level of service our customers in Denver have come to expect from Duncan Aviation. We’re excited to see what new ideas he brings to the position, too.”
Although Pita is looking forward to representing Duncan Aviation and leading the team in Denver, leaving Atlanta is somewhat bittersweet.
“Of course it’s been hard to leave Atlanta,” said Pita. “That shop was my baby. I wish whomever takes over the very best. It’s a great shop with a loyal customer base and skilful, dedicated technicians. I’m excited to move to Denver because it presents a new challenge at a bigger shop. Leaving Duncan Aviation wasn’t anything I’d ever consider – Duncan Aviation is family – but when the position opened up in Denver, I was excited about the new opportunity in a new city.”
The satellite in Denver has been there for 27 years, and Pita will be managing a well-established crew of technicians. He has no intention of hitting the reset button or reinventing the wheel.
“The team here in Denver has demonstrated their competence and abilities for many years now, and they do a great job,” said Pita. “It’s one of our more successful satellites in the network, and I intend to keep it that way. That’s not to say, though, that I won’t be looking for ways to make us more productive and efficient.”
The Denver satellite recently added interior SWAT services to its complement of avionics installation and repair services, so Pita will be working with SWAT lead tech Andrew Kleinkopf to help get the word out about those new services and grow that team.
When he’s not busy taking on new challenges professionally, Pita enjoys spending time with his two sons, Manny (19) and Miguel (15). “Both of my boys are excited for the ski season and anxious to take part in all of the outdoor activities in Colorado,” said Pita. “I’ve never skied, but I’m going to do my best to get out on the slopes this winter.”