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Christian Mutz, 37, Head of Maintenance Planning, Control, Central Administration,
Lufthansa Technik AG, Bavaria, Germany

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complex and dynamic business," "aircraft technology and
development," "the wide range of associated challenges,"
and "interdisciplinary cooperation" - those are the factors that
Christian Mutz cites got him to take a career in the aviation
industry.
Mutz attended the University of Applied sciences in Wildau,
Germany and holds a Master of Engineering in aviation engineer and aviation logistics. He received further training from
Lufthansa Technik's Lean Academy and Lufthansa Technical
Training, GPM-IPMA Project Management.
From 2008 to 2010, he was the project manager of aircraft systems engineering at LHT FRA; from there became the Innovation
Manager Line Maintenance, LHT FRA between 2011 to 2014;
then Project Lead Aircraft Entry into Service, LHT FRA in 20152017; and since 2018 has been the Head of Line Maintenance
Planning, Control and Administration at LHT MUC.
"Christian Mutz is an aeronautical engineer, proud father of
two and a dedicated networker - after more than 10 years with
Lufthansa Technik, he had not only been working with colleagues
and several corporate partners, but also with competitors, city
and airport administrations, airlines as well as academic research
institutions. Mutz always makes sure everybody sits at the same

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table to exchange ideas and thoughts as
well as critique and expertise. He puts great
focus on enhancing those diverse strengths
to match them with compatible tasks. With
his dynamic and pragmatic work ethic, he
does not accept it when people tell him
that there is nothing they can do to change
problematic situations and always pushes his
ideas and projects until they get realized. 'I
want to make a change,' is how Mutz justifies his actions and
why he always strives to make things work. Even if it means to
take a rather unconventional approach. One time he had to lead
a workshop, teaching his fellow colleagues about the possibilities of reversing/reverse driving an aircraft, so he made them
practice it on a carpet, with miniature aircrafts. The idea was a
full success," wrote Holger Beck, head of aircraft maintenance,
Munich, for Lufthansa Technik AG, when nominating Mutz.
Down the road, Mutz says: "I wish to continually improve
and enhance my skills and take on different challenges in the
field of aviation. Responsibility, leading people through changes
and creative room on a senior management level are essential
for me and what I strive for."

Olando Holman, 33, Electronics Mechanic, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, Robins AFB, GA

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lando Holman was fresh out of high school with a knowledge and interest in electronics, and knew that he wanted
to do something in that nature. Though college was never in
his original plan, a good of friend of Holman's told him that the
local college, MGTC, had a Co/Op program with Robins Air Force
Base (RAFB) for electronics, driving him to enroll. "I signed up
and here I am," Holman sates.
He recalls several people who influenced him along he way.
"My Grandfather, Carlos Gonzales, a Navy WWII veteran, taught
me to never give up and be the best in whatever you do. A family
friend, Air Force veteran, Lou Contrell, taught me the meaning
of hard work. Walter Walker, Northside high school instructor,
taught me electronics and the field of industrial technologies. I
can honestly say without them being an influence in my life, I
wouldn't be who I am today."
Before RAFB, Holman worked two jobs as a manager at a
pizzeria and as a part-time construction worker. Currently, at
RAFB, he is an electronic mechanic where he is responsible for
the repairs and maintenance of the LRUs and SRUs on the UHF
ARC-164 radio. Throughout Holman's career, he was able to
become certified to operate and maintain all ATE systems, LRUs,
SRUs, and mechanical testers that his shop had to offer. Beyond

that, his additional duties are being a certified UserCal technician, monitor/POC of his
shop's Chemical Cabinet and Electro Static
Discharge program, and training new hires
on testing/troubleshooting procedures on the
ARC-164 radio and subassemblies. Holman
was recognized as the 402 Electronics
Maintenance Group Civilian of the Quarter
for Q1 (Jan-Mar) 2018.
Holman received his Associates Degree in Electronics
Technology from Middle Georgia Technical College and has also
received numerous electronic training courses while employed
with the USAF/Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. One day he
would like to be a squadron director in the electronics complex
and help grow the next generation of technicians.
"I take great pride in knowing that the electronic items I repair
and return to serviceable condition are going into components
and systems that support our United States Military aviation
operations," Holman shares. "It is a great feeling knowing that
those that defend our great nation are counting on me to provide
them with accurate and serviceable electronic items so they can
perform their mission - securing peace and freedom."

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Editor's Viewpoint: Celebrate Our Industry's Young People
Product Update: Tools and Tool Storage - Tools for School
Spotlight: Tribal Knowledge
Career Development: Maintaining the Maintenance Labor Pipeline
Commercial/MRO: Never Scrap Your (Composite) Component Again
Cover Story: NextGEN Awards
Product Update
ARSA Insight: The "Good Example" Movement
ATEC Insight: Rise Above the Noise
Advertisers' Index
Editor's Sign-off: I am a Next Gen
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