The Avcon Team

Team Members

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Marcus Abendroth
VP of Operations / Director of Maintenance

Graduate of Spartan School of Aeronautics as A&P Mechanic. Inspection Authorization (IA) received in 1999. Over twenty-five years of experience as mechanic, shift foreman, and Director of Maintenance with Avcon Industries and Koch Industries. VP of Operations for past 5 years. Air Transport Pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings; type rated in Learjet, Citation & KA300; company test pilot.

Aric Peters
Director of Business Development

Christian Vila
Director of Sales Engineering/Spanish Speaking

Kalifa Dieme
French Speaking and African Subcontinent Sales/Engineering

ENGINEERING TEAM

David Lanning
Electrical Design Engineer

Graduate of Iowa State University with Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering. Twenty one years of avionics design & test experience at Honeywell, and three years at Sandel as senior software and flight display development. Almost four years as principal electrical design, software and integration engineer at Butler National Corporation, Avcon’s parent company.

Brian Aikins
Aerospace and Structures Engineer

Graduate of University of Kansas with Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering. Ten years with Kohlman Systems Research (KSR) as flight test engineer. Over six years in current position as lead design engineering manager at Butler National Corporation, Avcon’s parent company.

Matthew Paulson
Structures and Mechanical Engineer

Graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.  Three years with Cessna Aircraft as an aerospace structural design engineer including wing design and door design.  Four years in current position at Avcon as structural design / liaison engineer with a strong knowledge of the manufacturing process at Avcon Industries.

Todd Hembree
Engineer, Aerospace & Structures; Structural DER

Graduate of University of Kansas with Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering. Ten years experience at Boeing as Structural Engineer, including internal loads development, vibration and flutter. One year at Orbital Sciences Corp in Launch Systems Group. Over ten years in current position at Butler National Corporation, Avcon’s parent company.

SALES TEAM

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