The North Dakota Professional Aviation Mechanics Association has awarded Loran Urlacher with the Aviation Technician of the Year at this year’s North Dakota Upper Midwest Aviation Symposium.
Published April 26, 2013
Loran is a graduate of New England St. Mary’s (90) and son of John and Eleanor Urlacher.
Urlacher has been an aircraft mechanic for 22 years and has worked for Bismarck Aero Center for the last three years. He is currently the Shop Supervisor to seven Maintenance Technicians and has helped the company grow through his servant leadership, determined work ethic and strong customer service.
“Loran has been great to work with over the last three years, due to this positive attitude and understanding of how to exceed customers’ expectations,” say Jon Simmers CEO of Bismarck Aero Center. “From commercial airliners to local customers, his willingness to go above and beyond to minimize customer’s downtime has given Loran a reputation of being one of the most dedicated aircraft mechanic’s in the industry,” adds Simmers.
Recipients of the award must hold FAA Airframe and/or Power-plant ratings, and must be employed in the field of aviation maintenance in the State of North Dakota. The judging committee includes a former NDPAMA chairman, a member of the North Dakota Aviation Council and a member from the FAA.
Loran and Peggy now live in Bismarck, along with their two sons, Aaron and Ethan.