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Eric Lewandowski, 37, Chief Operating Officer, ETI Tech, Englewood, OH

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s a young boy, Eric Lewandowski was gifted a glossy, hardcover
book that showed pictures and stories of early fighter aircraft.
He was captivated by the idea that an assembly of a group of parts
could create a "flying machine" that could protect our country.
Fast forward to adulthood, he is still fascinated by military aircraft - now he is the chief operating officer of ETI Tech and its
sister company Starwin Industries - two companies which focus
on manufacturing small batches of maintenance parts largely for
legacy military aircraft. In this role he leads all aspects of organic
growth, including the day-to-day operations and the full execution
of the strategic plan.
Lewandowski was previously a senior vice president of strategic
initiatives at Simon Group Holdings and was a director within
KPMG's strategy consulting group.
He holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke
University and a BS from Bryant University. Additionally, he is a
current member of the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Council, was
previously an executive board member of a local Boys & Girls Club
and have held numerous professional licenses, including FINRA
Series 7, 79 and 63 financial licenses.
As part of his prior strategy consulting experience working with
large manufacturing businesses, Lewandowski received awards
across several different companies. While working at KPMG, he

managed consulting case teams which won
KPMG's national Engagement of the Year
Award on two different occasions. Separately,
at PricewaterhouseCoopers, he was a recipient of two Chairman's Awards - the company's "Top Gun" award and the top honor
for exceptional performance.
"My experience is a mix of academic and
experienced-based training," he mentioned.
"I believe that both are important in developing a balanced understanding of an aerospace manufacturing business. On the experienced-based side, I gained a ton of experience in my current role at
ETI Tech as well as working as a strategy consultant in a prior role.
Lewandowski, who belongs to the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation
Council and has attended events with the Dayton Region
Manufacturers Association, shares his knowledge with the broader
aerospace industry through a variety of publications. "Whether
discussing the state of the aerospace industry or sharing ETI Tech's
strategic playbook, through articles in publications such as Aviation
Week, Dayton Business Journal, Mergermarke, and others, I have tried
to contribute to thought leadership in the aerospace industry," he
said. As for the future, Lewandowski plans to continue to grow as
an executive leader in the aerospace and defense space.

Daniel Curry, 33, Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician, Delta Air Lines, Los Angeles, CA

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aniel Curry's father was in the Aviation Industry, and as he was
growing up, they were always at or around airports in some
capacity. "I was infatuated with the idea of flight and enjoyed just
being at the airport watching aircraft takeoff and land," he noted.
Curry's high school had a program affiliated with the local airport for airframe and powerplant mechanic training. He attended
courses on Saturdays and, when he finished high school, enrolled
full time.
Curry noted Dave Bowerman, Phil Struyk and Larry Evans at
North Valley Occupational Center-Aviation Center were very helpful
and kept his motivation high to be the best aviation maintenance
technician he could be.
Curry has held various positions throughout his career including line service agent for Hawker Beechcraft in Van Nuys, CA; lead
line service agent at Atlantic Aviation in Santa Monica; aviation
maintenance technician at Thornton Aircraft Corporation in Van
Nuys, CA and finally, aviation maintenance technician, line maintenance/lead aviation maintenance technician at Delta Air Lines
in Los Angeles, CA.
His current position responsibilities include performing and
prioritizing overnight maintenance activities, auditing technical
work documents and signoffs and forecasting and planning for
upcoming station maintenance activities. He is a direct supervisor
to a crew of anywhere between 10-12 technicians, seasoned and

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new to the role of AMT. In addition, he is a
local procedural training instructor.
Curry has received most of his training
through Delta Air Lines. These classes include
Fleet Specific Training / Avionics / Autoland
and Engine Run and Taxi Qualifications on
the Boeing B747-400 / B757-200/300 / B767300/400 / B777-200ER/LR, Airbus A330200/300/-900NEO. In addition, he completed
six weeks of avionics training and is certified as an engine run and
taxi instructor at his station. He also received Manufacturer training
from Airbus for the A350-900/1000 fleets.
"I have volunteered my time to a couple of local aviation museums, as well as made donations towards keeping some of the classic
war birds in the air," he explained. "My wife and I have recently
relocated to Camarillo, CA where I hope to volunteer my skills
towards maintaining WWII aircraft at the local aviation museum."
Delta Air Lines has been an outstanding career, Curry notes,
and his goal is to advance within the company. He says aviation
maintenance has been extremely fulfilling and would like to thank
Delta for putting himself and others that he works with in the best
position to be as safe and successful as they have been. "Without
my coworkers and support from my wife and family, I would not
be in the position I am today. Keep Climbing," he stated.

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Editor's Takeoff: The Young and the Restless
Industry Inspection
40 Under 40, Who Made the Cut?
Keeping Sharp on Blade Maintenance
Protect Others, Protect Yourself
Nimble at 65
Flightdocs' Journey Lands at ATP
How to Address Systemic Safety and Quality Issues
Professionalism: Owning Your Impact
ARSA: Maintenance Professionals Share Career Stories
Advertiser's Index
Shop Talk: Maintenance Records, or Lack There Of
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