Erik Peterson, lead maintenance technician for Bismarck Aero Center, has recently been awarded the ND Aviation Mechanic of the Year. The award was voted on by the ND Professional Aviation Mechanics Association (NDPAMA) and awarded to Peterson during the Hall of Fame Banquet at the annual Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium in Minot, ND. He is the 5th aviation maintenance technician for Bismarck Aero Center to win the award.
Peterson is a former graduate of the University of North Dakota and has been a licensed A&P (airframe and powerplant) mechanic for 16 years. He has been with Bismarck Aero Center for the nine years where he earned his Inspector Authorization (IA) rating. In 2014, he was promoted to Lead Maintenance Technician and oversees maintenance technicians at the Bismarck Airport as well as the Mandan Airport.
“Erik has been a key piece of our success over the years,” states Bismarck Aero Center CEO Jon Simmers. “He is an outstanding co-worker and developed himself into a leader for our region’s aviation industry. I am very proud of what he has been able to accomplish and happy that all his hard work is being recognized.