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Ely Luna, 33, Director Aftermarket Sales & Services/Chief Inspector, Lee Aerospace, Inc., Wichita, KS

W

hen Ely Luna moved to Wichita, KS from San Luis Potosi,
Mexico, there were several industry choices, however,
aviation stood out as it holds a long and impactful history
in Wichita that expands worldwide. "The aviation industry
offers a myriad of development opportunities such as manufacturing, international sales, and quality assurance, which
have allowed me to develop a diverse business acumen," says
Luna. "I have been fortunate enough to engage several mentors to explore new opportunities, such as international sales,
that have been instrumental in my career development. Greg
Piland, vice-president of Lee Aerospace, and Jim Lee, owner
and president of Lee Aerospace, continue to provide support
and encouragement along this journey."
Luna began her aviation career working with the manufacture of aviation transparencies. She quickly moved into
the repair and installation of aircraft windows, where she
learned the technical skills to earn the position of chief
inspector. "Most of my aviation based training has been on
the job, but I received my collegiate education in Mexico.
My position of chief inspector was attained through a rigorous development process that included quality assurance,
manufacturing processes, and repair and installation experience," she explains.

Lee Aerospace is a member of many trade
organizations, including NBAA. As a team
member, Luna leverages the vast network of
aviation professionals in EAA, GAMA, NBAA
and other organizations to share ideas and
experiences. She regularly participates in
NBAA events, including regional maintenance and the national conferences and has
also participated in several aviation shows
throughout Latin America. As part of Lee Aerospace's commitment
to professional development, Luna has been a guest speaker at
several shows for inspection of aviation transparencies.
"I regularly participate in various service organizations, such
as the Rotary Club, where I have a strong platform for engaging with other young professionals and sharing my story about
overcoming a cultural and language barrier to achieve a leadership position in the aviation industry," she notes. "I have been
fortunate to work for an empowering organization that encourages professional development."
As for the future, Luna would like to take on more leadership
and expand her focus to other aspects of the industry. Specifically,
she would like to increase her international sales experience and
technical knowledge.

Lee Aerospace is proud
to recognize Ely Luna as
a recipient of AMT's 2019
NextGen Awards

9323 E. 34th St. N | Wichita, KS 67226 | Office: 316.636.9200

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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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