Cutter Aviation Phoenix Appoints Bruce Tanis as Manager of Aircraft Services in San Antonio, TX
Cutter Aviation announces the appointment of Bruce Tanis as manager of Aircraft Services at its San Antonio, TX, location. Tanis 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.
Tanis was raised around aviation and is the son of Peter Tanis, the inventor of the Tanis Engine Preheater. Growing up, his family owned several FBOs and maintenance facilities where Tanis helped in the shop as soon as he was able to see over the engine cowling.
While attending school at Northwestern Bible College in Minnesota, Tanis 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, Tanis went on to work for several prestigious aviation companies which provided him experience in a wide array of airframes, including Piper, King Air, Beechcraft, Honda, Hawker, TBM, Quest and Cessna aircraft, as well as commercial airliners.
Tanis 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.