ived the FAA’s prestigious Charles Taylor Award, which recognizes lifetime accomplishments of senior aircraft mechanics.
Karl Stuhmer, Raytheon Aircraft’s field representative in the Rocky Mountain region, received the award in recognition of his vast contributions to the aviation community
by helping and teaching both customers and fellow technicians.
“Karl’s contributions to aviation reflect the aspirations of our entire organization,” said Ed Dolanski, vice president of customer support at Raytheon Aircraft. “Karl puts the customer first in everything he does. This award is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary man.”
Stuhmer currently holds both Airframe & Powerplant and Inspection Authorization certificates. He began his aviation career in high school, helping his father at Stuhmer Flying Service, a family-owned flight training school in Dowagiac, Mich. He has worked as a mechanic at Cutter Aviation and Diamond M Aviation in New Mexico, and joined Denver Beechcraft in 1970 as service manager and operations manager. He accepted the field service representative position in 1993.