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Kyle Pillar, 23, Quality Manager, e2b calibration, Chardon, OH

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ince he was a boy, the act of "putting an aircraft into the
sky" has fascinated Kyle Pillar.
"The technology, engineering, and all other activities involved
in aviation is something I've always wanted to be a part of. I was
studying aerospace engineering when I first entered college. After
my first year in college, I changed directions in my career path
and started my employment at e2b calibration. e2b calibration
is an ISO/IEC 17025 accredited calibration and repair laboratory,
specializing in quality and compliance services for manufacturers
and aviation MRO and FBO facilities nationally. e2b calibration
has a wide scope of capabilities supporting aviation groups with
all of their calibration and GSE requirements," said Pillar.
After moving up the rungs at e2b calibration from the shipping department to calibration technician, Pillar is now a quality
manager for the company.
"As the quality manager, it is my responsibility to monitor,
control, and improve our Quality Management System in accordance with the International Standard. I lead and coordinate our
training program for all lab personnel, determine and confirm
our calibration capabilities, and ensure we are meeting customer
contract requirements. I am also responsible for audit planning
and addressing customer questions, concerns, and overall satisfaction," described Pillar.

"As the Quality Manager at e2b calibration, Kyle Pillar has been instrumental in
the success of the lab. Since he began this
role, he has reduced the average number of
non-conformities during ISO audits from an
average of 12 to only one non-conformity.
Kyle has been through a total of 13 audits to
ISO/IEC 17025 and has only received a total
of two non-conformities. The most recent
audit, he received zero non-conformities. The improvements
that Kyle has made in the quality of our lab has allowed us to
provide our customers with better service as well as improved
quality," added Aimee Schossler, marketing assistant at e2b
calibration, when nominating Pillar.
For the future, Pillar is continuing his education - soon hoping to secure a business management degree.
"My goal is to finish my degree in business management and
continue expanding my knowledge in quality services related
to aviation. I am focused on delivering the best solutions for
everyone I work with," said Pillar. "By continuing my education
and training, I'm able to serve the aviation industry as well as
my peers to the best of my capability."

Chris Haskell, 37, Senior Technical Account Manager, Robotic Skies, Albuquerque, NM

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hris Haskell's career in aviation set sail when he joined
the US Navy in 2001. Originally looking to be a cryptographer when enlisting, his aptitude tests showed his strengths
lay elsewhere.
"When I first joined, I decided I wanted to choose cryptography as a job path, where I'd learn a different language
or learn IT, but with my test scores, they indicated I had a
high aptitude for electronics," explains Haskell. "I enjoyed
listening to the older guys and learn from them what's great
to do and watch what's best not to do. Additionally, a lot of
self-reading: rules and regulations, maintenance and operation manuals, industry news so I can stay up to date on the
latest developments."
After his time in the Navy, Haskell worked in construction
for a stint before realizing he should use the job skill he was
taught and re-entered aviation in 2007 as an avionics installation technician. He worked as an avionics installation technician until King Avionics offered him the position of facility
manager at their Henderson, Nevada location. When Haskell
started as facility manager, he says he needed to become an
expert on all of the departments to supervise them - quality,
parts, shipping/receiving, maintenance, admin, facilities, FAA
part 145/part 135 inspections and compliance - "this made me

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a better manager and technician," elaborated Haskell.
When the company sold to Apex Aviation
in 2015, he was offered the Avionics Manager
position which he held until his leave.
Since 2014, Haskell has worked with
Robotic Skies - a test bed for maintaining and
inspecting small unmanned aircraft systems.
"From that experience, Brad Hayden,
CEO of Robotic Skies, offered me the position as technical
account manager for robotic skies. Now as senior technical
account manager, I visit sUAS manufacturers to assist them
with developing their maintenance and training programs,"
said Haskell.
And as he looks towards the future of his aviation career,
Haskell knows one thing for sure: He's not slowing down.
"I hope to keep on the cutting edge of this market. Unmanned
systems are a new piece of the aviation market. Robotic Skies
falls within my own philosophy, that unmanned technology
should be maintained with the skill, precision, and reliability
that manned aircraft maintainers already possess. I intend to
keep learning until I'm gone, and hope my career will always
keep me as excited as I am right now," said Haskell.

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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
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