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AUG-SEP 2018

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Mark Saretsky, 32, Site Director Components Everett, Aviation Technical Services, Everett, WA Mark Saretsky’s family has been involved in aviation his entire life. Saretsky’s grandpa loved to fly and he passed along his extreme passion for flight. “I knew from the time I was 5 years old that I wanted to be involved in the industry. Every moment I had I was focused on something related to aviation.” He received a bachelor of science in aviation management at Central Washington University and his MBA from Seattle University in 2016. He has achieved Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and Six Sigma Black Belt Certification at Alaska Airlines. He worked as a customer service agent for Alaska Airlines while attending Central Washington University. After graduating, he transitioned into process improvement with Alaska Airlines. In 2011 he took on the role of productivity engineer at Aviation Technical Services and focused on projects in component services group and learning about the MRO business. His current position is the site director for the components facility in Everett, WA, which includes management of the P&L and the operations group. Nominated by Mike Beck, Senior VP/Executive Advisor, Aviation Technical Services: “Over the last five years Mark has been instrumental to the success of our components business by streamlining the organizational structure, reducing costs, and ultimately increasing revenue by 50 percent while doubling site profitability. As a result of his creativity and leadership, Mark was promoted to site leader in 2017, making him the youngest site leader in ATS by more than a decade. Mark also designed, built, and implemented an electronic work order system from scratch. Mark was able to obtain FAA approval for electronic sign off within the system, which allowed us to have a paperless, accurate clean work order document for our operations group and our customers.” Nominated by Nick Heminger, Senior Manager, Safety Management Systems, Aviation Technical Services: “It is safe to say that with his father as airline senior executive, two uncles and a grandfather who were commercial pilots, and an aunt who was a flight attendant, aviation is an established gene within Mark’s DNA. Mark was instrumental in streamlining key processes to minimize waste and create more value for our customers.” To give back to the industry, Saretsky works closely with Central Washington University to recruit new graduates into roles at Aviation Technical Services. “My career goal is to focus on driving excellent value by leveraging new technology solutions and building customer and supplier partnerships.” NOT ALL MECHANICS WORK IN HANGARS KWR6CT • 120° Tilting Rechargeable • 600 Lumen COB Side/ 120 L Top • IP54 Rain Tight • Magnetic Base LJR20C • 2000 Lumen Rechargeable Flood • 3 Brightness; Low 500L 10 Hrs Run Med 1000L 5 Hrs Hi 2000L 2.5 Hrs • IP54 Rain Tight LJR20C LSR10S • Cree® 600 Lumen Rechargeable Spot Light • 1,600 Ft. Range • Dual Brightness Trigger Switch • 120V AC & 12V DC Chargers KWR12 • 350 Lumen Rechargeable • IP65 Waterproof • Rotating Hang Hook/Magnetic Base All products can be used while charging and are cULus listed PREMIUM QUALITY WORK LIGHTS, CORD REELS & LIGHTING ACCESSORIES 24500 Solon Rd. Bedford Heights, Ohio 44146 (440) 232-5020 ext.223 USA Borescopes 931-362-3304

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