Employee Spotlight: Luke Leonard, Pilatus Sales Associate
February 25, 2016
Luke Leonard is a former intern and new full-time addition to our Aircraft Sales office. We recently had the opportunity to interview him and learn a little more about his background and experience in the plane services industry.
Epps Aviation: What is your current role at our fixed-base operation?
Luke Leonard: My title is Sales Associate because I lend a helping hand in the Pilatus sales department. I am learning a fantastic amount from Scott, Sean, and Marian, and I hope to continue learning more with regards to aircraft sales.
I do a lot of background work, including report creation, spec sheet design, market research, and overall coordination. I am always willing and ready to help anyone who has a need.
EA: Tell us a bit about your educational background.
LL: I attended Georgia Tech, where I graduated with a degree in Business Administration. While I was finishing my degree in 2015, I held a part-time internship at Epps that transitioned into a full-time aviation job at the start of this year.
EA: How did you become interested in the field of aviation?
LL: I've wanted to fly and be a part of aviation for as long as I can remember! Aside from my grandfather taking a few flying lessons when he was younger, no one in my family is involved in aviation. In that way, I believe I was born with the desire to be a pioneer in my family.
EA: Describe your favorite component of the Pilatus aircraft.
LL: I really love the versatility! It's truly phenomenal to be in a comfortable and luxurious business jet with the option and ability of landing in remote areas and unpaved strips.
We landed on a small grass strip one time with some clients, and I think I was even more impressed than they were, it is definitely a huge selling point! Outside of the product itself, I feel that Pilatus is a very organized and safety-conscious company, and those are always important qualities to uphold.
EA: What do you like best about your work environment?
LL: I love that everyone is enthusiastic about aviation, and that they're all willing to go the extra mile to make sure things are done correctly and to the customers' satisfaction.
Be sure to check out the other Employee Spotlights on our blog for the chance to get acquainted with even more of our amazing team members!