Thomas J. Kuhn Jr. Senior Field Service Engineer, Clarksville, Tennessee
Tom started young in aviation. At 13, he attended the first summer program at the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, and in junior high, he helped construct a Rutan Long-EZ. He was exposed to military aviation after joining Civil Air Patrol, and in high school he helped restore vintage warbirds.
So it’s no surprise he joined the U.S. Air Force and eventually obtained his A&P license. He worked for many years running crews performing overhauls of many helicopter platforms, eventually leading him to work on Health Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS).
Tom follows Gen. George Patton’s advice of “Always do more than is required of you." His expertise includes vibration analysis, HUMS, EGPWS, interior/exterior lighting, line maintenance (overhaul and repair) for multiple helicopter platforms and related equipment, Skyconnect and defense and space.
He has been level 1 certified in vibration analysis for 14 years, holds a Six Sigma Green Belt and is an honor graduate of the Arizona State University W.P. Carey Services Leadership Academy.
He is a graduate of the Aviation Technical program at Louisiana Technical College, studied Professional Aviation/Computer Engineering at Louisiana Tech and Louisiana State University and took aerospace ground equipment maintenance training in the Air Force.
Tom enjoys hobbies of golf, radio-controlled sailboats and aircraft (construction and flying), scale model building, fishing and camping.