Duncan Aviation welcomes Greg Gancarz as Manager of Sacramento Satellite


Greg Gancarz

Lincoln, NEB — After a career at Duncan Aviation that has spanned 21 years and several states, Bob Hazy, manager of the Duncan Aviation Satellites in Sacramento and Hayward, California, will be retiring in June 2021. Current Crew Leader Greg Gancarz has agreed to assume the responsibilities as the manager of both Sacramento and Hayward on April 1, 2021.

Gancarz has worked for Duncan Aviation for nearly 13 years, and he brings a great deal of knowledge and experience to his new position. He began flying at the Northeast Philadelphia Airport while he was still in high school, and he earned a degree at the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1997.

“I wanted to learn something new, get to turn wrenches, and continue to pursue my passion for aviation,” says Gancarz.

Gancarz went to work for Hughes AMI Instruments in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, building simulators for F-16s. After accepting a position at Raytheon Aircraft Service in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Gancarz continued adding to his resume and building his line skills. When an offer came from a company in Sacramento, California, Gancarz leapt at the chance and moved from the East Coast to within two hours of the West Coast. When Duncan Aviation acquired Mather Avionics Shop in 2008, Gancarz made the transition to the company, and within a few years worked his way to Avionics Team Leader at the Sacramento Satellite.

“Although we’re always sorry to see long-time managers retire, and we’ll truly miss Bob, we’re confident that Greg will do well in this leadership role and continue to serve Duncan Aviation’s customers well,” says Manager of Satellite Operations Matt Nelson.

In his free time, Gancarz keeps busy with his half-dozen car projects.

Hazy welcomes his retirement and looks back with fondess on his years with Duncan Aviation. “During my 21 years here, many of my closest friends are people I’ve worked with and customers who’ve trusted their aircraft with Duncan Aviation,” says Hazy. “It’s the people who make this company so great, and that’s who I’ll miss most when I retire. I’ll always cherish the friendships and the memories.”