scott stoki named duncan aviation’s engine overhaul manager
June 11, 2019
Duncan Aviation recently announced Scott Stoki as the new Engine Overhaul Manager. In this position, he oversees the day-to-day operations of the Duncan Aviation Turbine Engine Maintenance facility located in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Stoki enjoys his new leadership role on the engine team. “The Duncan Aviation Overhaul shop has experienced significant growth over the last several years,” Stoki says. “With the addition of the new 20,000 lb.-thrust-class test cell along with added and expanded capabilities, I want to keep that momentum going and bring this shop and team to its full potential.”
In 2005, Stoki joined Duncan Aviation’s Engine Line where he demonstrated his natural leadership abilities by advancing quickly through the ranks, taking on positions with more responsibilities. He then transitioned into the Quality department as an inspector and gained a new appreciation for detailed paperwork.
“I was able to see maintenance projects from a different perspective and learned how to ask new questions.” Stoki returned to the Engine Line as a Team Leader in 2015 where he gained more oversight and strategic planning for the department.
“We’re excited that Scott accepted the position as the Engine Overhaul Manager,” says Jeff Lake, Duncan Aviation’s Chief Operating Officer. “He has the technical experience to do well in this position, but more importantly, he has proven himself as an outstanding leader at Duncan Aviation. Scott does an outstanding job in setting a vision for the shop, communicating that vision to team members, and working alongside the team to ensure success.”
In his spare time and just for the thrill of it, Stoki races at the Bonneville Salt Flats in his 1985 Pontiac Firebird TransAm with a 372 cu.-in. engine he built himself. Once a year, around 500 cars travel to Utah for Speedweek to take their turns at a five-mile straightaway course with some reaching speeds in excess of 400 MPH. In 2008, he set a land speed record on the course for his production car class at 222 MPH. His personal best speed is 233 MPH with a parachute stop.