The council’s director nomination and election process has begun: The three-member nominating committee – a current board director and two member representatives– has been established. As outlined in ATEC’s bylaws, the committee “will provide a slate of qualified director and officer nominees for board consideration at the Annual Meeting.” In April, the board will consider each nomination and elect the council’s newest leaders.
For both institutional and industry members, reading this alert could be the first step towards service on ATEC’s Board of Directors. Keep going:
(1) Get to know the nominating committee by reading their bios below.
(2) Review and consider the council’s board member qualifications and responsibilities.
(3) Stay tuned to ATEC’s newsletter for an overview of the nominating process.
(4) Prepare to submit a nomination package in December. The nominating period will close Feb. 1, 2016.
Now, an introduction of the nominating committee members:
Bernard (Butch) Adams
Butch Adams is the campus director for the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) in Hagerstown, Maryland. Adams earned his own degree at Pennsylvania Technical Institute and then worked as a field service technician and bench technician for a major electronics repair firm until 2001. During that time Adams was also an adjunct instructor at a local community college where he taught electronics/electronic troubleshooting and served on the advisory board.
In 2001, Adams joined PIA to teach electricity and electronics. During that time he was the athletic director and field trip coordinator for the annual event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In 2011 he became the assistant director of campus operations overseeing PIA’s four locations and serving as the campus liaison for the Aircraft Electronics Association. In August of 2012, Adams moved to Maryland and became campus director at the Hagerstown location.
He serves on the board of directors for Horizon Goodwill Industries and on the advisory panel of James Rumsey Technical Institute. Adams is a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Sons of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Longmeadow Rotary in Hagerstown.
Joseph Dudek is an assistant professor in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Program at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. Over the course of his career Dudek was a maintenance technician for Horizon Helicopters, the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Beech Aerospace, Beechcraft and Fairchild Swearingen Aircraft.
Dudek has extensive aviation maintenance and technical education experience and training. He holds an associate’s degree in aviation maintenance from St. Philip’s College, a certificate in aviation maintenance from the Hallmark Institute and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in technical education from Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Donald Stark is the airframe and powerplant coordinator at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio.
Stark is involved in an outreach program at Sinclair to educate young people about opportunities in aviation maintenance. He is a simulator and water survival instructor at Air Camp Dayton and reviews military courses for college credit for the American Council on Education.
Stark is a member of ATEC’s Board of Directors. His current term expires in 2017.
Stay tuned for updates on everything ATEC members need to know as well as ways that you can help the council and the AMTS community.