“After graduating from Citadel I moved to Charleston, S.C. to be in hospitality,” said Alex Kut, production manager for Thrush Aircraft. He continued, “Within a few years and a couple of more moves, I was back in the South, but this time Savannah, and started looking for opportunities outside of the restaurant business.”
Alex applied to more than 100 jobs in the Southeast and through the Citadel Alumni network discovered the job at Thrush Aircraft, thus beginning his new career in aviation manufacturing.
“It’s been life-changing. I am learning as much as I can about the aviation industry and now have a work-life balance that I didn’t have in my previous career,” Alex said.
A partner in the industry said, “His ability to step into a key production role in a complex environment and achieve good results with his team distinguishes him as a fast learner. He has the humility to recognize what he doesn’t know, the people skills to work well with his experienced colleagues, and the confidence to lead the team.”
Alex said, “I have gained amazing respect for mechanics, engineers, and manufacturing as a whole. My favorite part is watching one our finished planes fly off to our customer. It’s an incredibly rewarding feeling.”