Randy Miller named paint shop manager at Duncan Aviation’s Battle Creek, Michigan

Duncan Aviation has announced that Randy Miller has accepted the position of Manager of the Paint Shop at its full-service facility in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Miller assumed his new responsibilities in August 2021, after having performed maintenance on aircraft at Duncan Aviation for the last eight years.

“With Randy’s years as a Team Leader in the airframe department, he has an understanding and drive to achieve our customers’ expectations,” says Director of Aircraft Maintenance Travis Grimsley.

“Bringing this dedication and passion to the paint shop will ensure they continue to provide a high-quality product and exceed customers expectations!”

Miller worked for several Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) stations before coming to Duncan Aviation eight years ago. Prior to that, he worked with cars.

As much as Miller loved using his mechanical skills in the automotive field, after a dozen years, he was ready to make a change.

While reading an article about an opening at the Detroit Institute of Aeronautics (now called the Michigan Institute of Aeronautics), Miller applied and was admitted to the two-year program.

When he was finished, he had earned his Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) licenses.

“I plan to restructure a little and add a third team to increase our efficiency and capacity,” says Miller.

“We truly have unlimited potential here. We have a great product right out of the hangar now, and I’m pleased with our level of service, the quality of our work, and our attention to detail.

“Nothing is broken, so I don’t need to fix anything. However, we can make the most of our hangar space and manage time more effectively by adding another team.”