This spring, the ATEC board of directors elected new leadership. In furtherance of the council succession plan, ATEC Treasurer and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Associate Professor & Department Chairman Charles Horning was elected to serve as vice president, and ATEC Vice-President and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Campus Operations Director Gary Hoyle will serve as president. Two-term ATEC President and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology Vice President of International Business Development Ryan Goertzen will remain on the board as immediate past president.
At the ATEC Conference, Mr. Hoyle formally recognized Goertzen for his contributions to the council. During his term, the council quadrupled its operating budget and increased membership by 30%. Under his leadership, the council adopted a three-year strategic plan, established its annual workforce report, institutionalized an annual legislative Fly-in, and positioned itself as the voice of aviation maintenance education.
Hoyle also recognized the service of Kansas State University – Salina Professor Andrew Smith. Smith served numerous terms as director, and was long-time chairman of the regulatory committee. Last year, he was recognized as ATEC Educator of the Year.
Nominations for ATEC Board directorship are considered in the fall, in conjunction with the ATEC Fly-in. Interested nominees should review the duties and responsibilities as here. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 1.
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