Tony Curtis Named New Duncan Aviation Component Repairs and Parts & Rotables Sales Manager

Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce Tony Curtis has been selected as the components repair and parts & rotables sales manager to replace Keith Schell, who will retire in January of 2024. 

Curtis’ 30+-year aviation career began in 1990 in the United States Air Force before joining Duncan Aviation in 1997. Starting as an accessory technician, he quickly took on greater responsibilities, working up to landing gear team leader. In 2016, he was promoted to assistant manager of component repairs, overseeing Duncan Aviation’s aircraft accessory and avionics back shops. 

“Tony is a servant leader,” says Mark Cote, VP-parts sales, component repairs, and satellites. “This, combined with his technical background, is why he is a great fit to lead Duncan Aviation’s component repairs and parts & rotables sales teams into the future.”

One of the first moves Curtis made was to assemble a leadership team with three assistant managers. Cary Prange, Dustin Johnson, and Cody Orth fill those positions.  

“They are all knowledgeable within their respective areas,” said Curtis. “My goal is to align their talents and experience and empower them to take further action by working together to build strong relationships with our growing customer base.”

Prange is the assistant manager of Duncan Aviation parts & rotables sales, providing daily oversight and leadership to the team that works around the clock offering rotables, loaners, exchanges, outright units, avionics, instruments, accessories, and technical support to aircraft operators worldwide.

Prange’s career at Duncan Aviation began as a parts runner in 1985. Since then, he has held many positions throughout the company, including warehouse specialist, return goods team leader, purchasing supervisor, and team leader for parts & rotables sales before assuming his current position.

Assistant managers Dustin Johnson and Cody Orth lead more than 140 component repair technicians who inspect, install, troubleshoot, service, and repair virtually all avionics and accessories equipment in an aircraft.

Johnson joined Duncan Aviation as an avionics tech assistant in 2003. He quickly worked his way up the technical ranks to become a team leader, customer account rep, and shop supervisor before being named assistant manager. 

After joining Duncan Aviation in 2017, Orth worked in the hydraulics and landing gear shops, eventually becoming a team leader before assuming the assistant manager role. Before joining Duncan Aviation, Orth managed an ethanol plant in Colorado for 13 years.