Adam Keuler was working at the Hagerstown Airport in 2011 when he heard PIA’s newest branch campus was opening right next door. Keuler had experience working on F-16s from his time in the Air Force, he was interested in aviation maintenance, and he felt unsatisfied on his current career path. So at the age of 33, he decided to change gears.
Keuler became a member of PIA Hagerstown’s first graduating class and received a job offer to work on Cessna 402s for Cape Air — the same company he was working for when he first heard about PIA. Keuler eventually worked his way up to become the Supervisor of Aircraft Maintenance for Southwest Airlines.
“I enjoy having my finger on the pulse of the day-to-day operations and working with some of the most intelligent mechanics in the industry,” said Keuler. “I’ve been fortunate in my career to work at a few excellent companies, and wherever I’ve been employed, I have found a fellow PIA graduate. Companies in this industry know that PIA produces some of the best [techs] in aviation.”