For Immediate Release
(Bemidji, MN) (June 6, 2018) – AirCorps Aviation, a world leader in warbird restoration, parts manufacturing, and aircraft maintenance, welcomed three additional full-time employees in recent months. AirCorps employs 33 people in Bemidji, one in Seattle, WA, and one in Anoka, MN.
Dave Moyer, Paint Lead, joined AirCorps in late 2017 and brings a background in automotive painting, creating vinyl graphics, and custom airbrushing; however it was the planes and history that attracted him to the role. Dave remembers being fascinated by aircraft since he was a child, building replicas and spending time in nearby hangars. “Dave’s broad experience and artistic nature augments our continuous efforts to raise the bar as the industry leader in both quality and value,” says Restoration Shop Manager, Ryan Underwood. Dave and his wife have 4 young children and live northeast of Bemidji where they enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, and ATV rides.
Nic Berlin Johnson, Markings & Creative Specialist, returned to Minnesota to get back to his “rural roots” and is excited to help tell the human story behind each aircraft project. Nic, a graduate of The Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), has produced artwork and previously worked on movie and television productions as a firearms expert and prop master. Nic has a love and appreciation for both history and restoration which certainly serves his role well. Eric Trueblood, Senior VP of Sales & Marketing notes, “Over the past seven years AirCorps has provided its artistic and technical expertise on a number of the most historic aircraft restorations in the world. Nic’s unique background enhances AirCorps’ abilities and is already being showcased in museums, on television, and private collections worldwide.”
Tony Lindseth, Inventory & Logistics Coordinator, was born and raised in Bemidji and worked most recently as location controller for a local company. Tony’s experience in manufacturing and inventory control will be invaluable to AirCorps as the company’s growth continues. Being part of a passionate team working toward a common goal was part of what interested Tony about the opportunity. General Manager Erik Hokuf says, “Tony has been a fantastic addition to the AirCorps team – he has been making immediate improvements to our shipping and receiving process as well as streamlining billing. Tony brings a wealth of experience in the manufacturing accounting field and is eager to apply his knowledge in a hands-on way. Tony offers a fantastic attitude and work ethic to the team and is excited to help AirCorps excel in our industry.” Tony and his wife have two children and live in Bemidji where he also enjoys hunting, fishing, and gardening.
AirCorps Aviation is redefining the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of WWII & vintage aircraft to allow those built in the 20th century to fly through the 21st century.