Donald L. Dodgen Receives 2005 Bruce R. Aubin Aerospace Customer Support Award for Excellence
WARRENDALE, Pa. (August 4, 2005) - Don Dodgen of Honeywell Aerospace has been selected to receive the 2005 Bruce R. Aubin Aerospace Customer Support Award for Excellence. The award will be presented on Tuesday, October 4, 2005 during the awards luncheon at the SAE 2005 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport Area of Texas.
The award, established in 2001, is given in recognition of an individual who has contributed to the advancement in safety, reliability and product worthiness in air transport and/or military aircraft through his initiative and dedication; and exhibits excellence in personal interfaces in working with customers to achieve operational efficiency for customers and users. In 2005, Bruce R. Aubin donated the funds to establish the corpus. In recognition of this generous contribution, the award was renamed to honor him and recognize his achievements and dedication to the aerospace industry.
Dodgen is an account team leader for Honeywell Aerospace with responsibility for key commercial airline accounts including FedEx and American Airlines. He works closely with customer representatives and account team members to insure timely development, delivery and support of critical Honeywell Aerospace programs with special focus on safety related functions and performance.
Dodgen's aviation experience began in 1963 when he received his wings from the United States Air Force (USAF) pilot training program, followed by active duty as a fighter pilot in Vietnam. He joined TWA as a pilot in 1969 and, in 1981, opted for a sales career with Sperry Aerospace, which later became Honeywell Aerospace. He held positions in airline, OEM and advanced program sales with increasing responsibility until moving into his current account team leader role in late 2001.
Dodgen holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in 1962. He is also a graduate of the USAF Pilot Training at Laughlin AFB, of the Management Institute at Arizona State University and of the Honeywell Advanced Programs for Directors at the Harvard Business School.
Don and his wife, Nancy, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona. He volunteers many hours annually to Junior Achievement of Arizona and has been chairman of the annual golf fund raising committee for several years.