Jim Sitko retires; Johnny Gunnels takes lead at Vital Link
By: Emily Pataki

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After over thirty years at the helm, Jim Sitko has retired as President of Vital Link, Inc.  Sitko founded Vital Link alongside Johnny Gunnels and others in 1990 with the intention of providing critical aerospace services to the United States Department of Defense and other allied governmental entities. Together, Sitko and Gunnels grew Vital Link from a small fabrication shop …

Project Joy & Hope Adopt a Family

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Atec and Vital Link adopted the Maestas and Limon families this year through Project Joy and Hope. They serve seriously ill children and their families, and have a palliative care facility onsite. This amazing organization, led by Dr. Jan Wheeler and Director Shelley Fuller, allows companies to adopt the families staying at the Tulip Project in Pasadena around Christmas time. …

Leadership in Military Engine Support

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Atec has been a key provider of military aircraft engine support since the 1960s. Today, our companies provide services, products and facilities for testing and maintaining most of our militaries’ major engines. Legacy jet engines—we have the history to sustain the older turbines. State of the art fighter engines—our technical team supports the programs for the F22 & F35, as …

Remanufacturing: Repair Strength at Atec

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Over our 67-year history, Atec Companies have dealt with about every item in allied military engine support. Because aeroengines are physically substantial, test and support systems have precision steel framing. Important subcomponents often have salvageable housings, interior parts, connectors, etc. Such key components may also be out of manufacture, and “reman” repair may be the only affordable solution. In other …

FSRs on the Go!
By: Emily Pataki

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“Who do you want in your foxhole?” It’s a question born out of military combat action, but for the rest of us, it can be a question we ask to determine who we want at hand in challenging times or when difficult decisions need to be made. When it comes to the complex, highly specialized engine support work Atec’s customers …

Carefully Working Through CoronaVirus

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Valued Employees, Customers and Suppliers, this is an unprecedented time around the world with the uncertainty of COVID-19. Houston has issued a “Stay Home, Work Safe” order which will be in effect until Friday, April 30. This order applies to most businesses except for federal critical infrastructure sectors and essential business services, allowing critical infrastructure operations to remain open.  As …

Atec awarded EPaS Contract Supporting the U.S. Navy

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Atec received a Multi-Award Contract for the FRCs, Fleet Readiness Centers, on May 28, 2019. The Equipment Procurement & Sustainment contract was Congressionally approved and is a Multi-Award Contract for Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity. This new EPaS award is our second USN IDIQ effort coming on the heels of our assumption of the NAVSUP Weapons Systems Support—JETI, SETI, TPTI IDIQ 2 …

Welcoming our new Consultants, Jim Fleming and Pat Julik

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Atec is please to announce that Jim Fleming and Patrick Julik have joined the Atec team as exclusive consultants. Both Fleming and Julik bring respected knowledge and large test cell experience to Atec. Fleming is attending MRO Americas this week in Atlanta and Julik is visiting Atec, assisting in the company’s project activities. Atec is in an extreme period of …

Atec Manufactured Battery Adapter Plates Installed on ISS

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NASA Flight engineers completed an almost 7-hour spacewalk today to install and connect lithium-ion batteries and battery adapter plates. The new lithium-ion batteries are replacing the old nickel-hydrogen batteries and have improved power capacity.  The astronauts also did work to prepare for future spacewalks by adding handrails to navigate the worksites. Future spacewalks will include additional upgrades of the batteries …

Atec Exhibits at Farnborough Airshow

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Atec and Vital Link Europe exhibited at the Farnborough Airshow from July 16-22, 2018. The Farnborough Airshow is one of the largest aerospace events in the world with more than 1500 companies exhibiting from over 52 countries. Atec and VLE were honored to be invited by the Office of the Governor to exhibit in the Texas Pavilion. The Atec and …