Earlier this month, Richard Skolnick, Maintenance Inspection Manager at LGA, was honored by the FAA with its esteemed Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award, which recognizes maintenance professionals who have delivered 50 years of safety in the aviation industry.
Richard has been with Endeavor for nearly two years, but started his career working in the United States Air Force. After his service, he attended Vaughn College and then was hired at Delta, where he served for 27 years in several roles, including Regional Manager of Line Maintenance at JFK.
After retiring from Delta, Richard spent more than 10 years working as an instructor at Aviation High School in New York City, where he helped inspire hundreds of students to pursue careers in aviation. At the Master Mechanic award presentation, former colleagues and representatives from the FAA attended the event and celebrated his achievement. He received a certificate and a plaque, as well as a diamond encrusted pin for him and his wife, Marcia.
“Richard has more than five decades of continuous dedication to maintenance safety and teaching in this industry,” noted Kevin Kyro, Director, Quality and Training. “He loves sharing his knowledge, experience and expertise with colleagues that are new to the industry. He’s been a great addition to the team as we grow in New York. It’s really a win-win for Endeavor having Richard on our team.”
Richard’s name will be placed in the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award Roll of Honor permanently displayed at FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.