Director Heavy Maintenance / Alaska Airlines
Bruce grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the sixties when all the major airlines flew there. He enjoyed the days when you could easily gain access to the observation deck to watch the likes of Pan Am, Eastern, TWA, PSA, Western, and Air California take to the skies. His father worked for United at the main maintenance base in SFO where frequent visits got him “hooked” on aviation. Although being a pilot was Bruce’s first desire, bad eyesight drove him to the next best thing as an Aviation Maintenance Technician. During college, he obtained an Airframe and Powerplant license, which he has held for over 40 years as well as a private pilot’s certificate. Bruce has worked at three airlines in a variety of positions from Mechanic and Inspector to Supervisor, Trainer, Planner, Manager, Maintenance Base General Manager and now Director of Airframe Maintenance for Alaska Airlines.