Duke Tucker


Duke Tucker

In his role as the Vice President of Business Development, Mr. Tucker is responsible for implementing Pinnacle’s strategic plans for growth through the pursuit of new business in Pinnacle’s primary business markets. He executes this mission through close coordination with Pinnacle’s President/CEO and the Vice Presidents of Engineering and Product Development; Services; and International Business to ensure that targeted, deliberate growth is focused on the company’s new business priorities.

Prior to joining Pinnacle as a Program Manager in 2011 and subsequent promotions in the Services division, Mr. Tucker served 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, primarily as an AH-1W Cobra pilot. In addition to two combat tours in Iraq in the AH-1W, he served four years at Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 (HMX-1) as a Presidential Helicopter pilot and as the Officer in Charge of Marine Aviation Training System Site Camp Pendleton where he managed five training facilities and the scheduling and maintenance of eight H-1 and CH-46E simulators, including the first production AH-1Z and UH-1Y simulators.

Mr. Tucker received an M.B.A. (Finance) from Florida Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mathematics from Purdue University. He has also been awarded his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.


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