Phoenix, AZ — Cutter Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Tanis as Manager of Aircraft Services at its San Antonio, TX location. Bruce is responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance operation including cost-effective utilization of department resources to meet or exceed service, avionics and aircraft upgrade requirements requested from Cutter Aviation’s maintenance customers.
Bruce was raised around aviation and is the son of Peter Tanis, the inventor of the Tanis Engine Preheater. Growing up, Bruce’s family owned several FBOs and maintenance facilities where as soon as he was able to see over the engine cowling, he was helping in the shop.
While attending school at Northwestern Bible College, Bruce worked as a line technician at Anoka County Blaine Airport. He later received an associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance from Lake Area Technical College in South Dakota. After receiving his A&P License and becoming an IA, Bruce went on to work for several prestigious aviation companies which provided him with unparalleled experience in a wide array of airframes including Piper, King Air, Beechcraft, Honda, Hawker, TBM, Quest and Cessna aircraft as well as commercial airliners.
Bruce has a Private Pilot License with SEL and MEL ratings. He is married and has two adult sons, who have also followed in his family’s aviation footsteps. When not working, he enjoys golf, playing music and most of all spending time with his grandkids.