Avionics News March 2017 - 68
ach year during the AEA
& Trade Show, two
prestigious awards are presented:
the AEA Member of the Year,
which honors an individual from
an AEA member repair station; and
the AEA Associate Member of the
Year, which honors a manufacturer,
distributor or service provider.
Once the slate of nominees is
assembled for both awards, it is sent
to the full AEA membership to vote,
which means the winners of each
award truly are being recognized
by their peers for their service and
participation in the industry and the
The winners of each award will be
announced during the opening session
of the 60th annual AEA International
Convention & Trade Show in New
Orleans, March 13, 2017.
OF THE YEAR NOMINEES:
* Don Dominguez
San Luis Avionics Inc.
* Chuck Gallagher
* Bob Marryat
Q.F. Avionics Center Ltd.
* Rick Peavley
Sun Aviation Avionics
* Greg Vail
AEA ASSOCIATE MEMBER
OF THE YEAR NOMINEES:
* Adams Aviation Supply Co. Ltd.
* ALTO Aviation
San Luis Avionics Inc. -
San Luis Obispo, California
Don Dominguez began his
aviation career in 1987 with the
U.S. Army, training in the U.S.
Army Signal Corps as an avionics,
navigation, and flight control
systems technician, specializing
in systems on AH-64, UH-60s and
* Cal Labs Inc.
* Cobra Systems
* Latitude Technologies
2017 AEA Member of the Year
After his military service,
Dominguez worked on general
aviation avionics at shops on the
Van Nuys and San Luis Obispo
airports in California.
In 1998, Dominguez and a
partner opened San Luis Avionics
Inc., a Part 145 repair station
on the San Luis Obispo County
managing the shop,
useful new designs
in avionics test
equipment, which are
the name Mobiltech.
In addition to operating an
active repair station, Dominguez
has developed FAA-accepted
training classes and is a
representative for the FAA Safety
Team, teaching classes locally at
Dominguez is an avid supporter
of the AEA and, for the past
several years, has been involved
in the creation and implementation
of avionics training programs
presented at AEA Connect
Conferences and at the AEA
international headquarters in Lee
In his leisure time, he enjoys the
outdoors, running, fishing, panning
for gold and spending time with
his family. Dominguez and his
wife have two children.