Duncan King

CEO, Thomas King Associates Ltd

Duncan King

CEO, Thomas King Associates Ltd

Biography

TKA has been in business almost 40 years, specialising in the supply of aircraft interior parts and materials to Airframers, Airlines, MRO’s, Lessors and Parts Stockists. The business is a specialist Agency representing OEM parts and material manufacturers.

The business was established by Tom King a qualified aircraft Design Engineer in 1979. TKA is a family run business and Tom’s wife Veronica worked alongside Tom for 25 years until their retirement. Tom and Veronica’s sons Angus and Duncan joined the business in 1999 and 2001 respectively and became managing partners in 2004 upon their parent’s retirement.

Sadly, Angus King died in 2014 after a short illness and Duncan re-organised the business in 2015 and it became a limited company. Duncan assumed full responsibility of the company as its new CEO.

TKA currently represents six OEM’s including the following companies.

Mohawk Group USA. Manufacturers of aircraft woven carpets for both commercial and VIP aircraft use.

Lonseal Inc. USA. Manufacturers of non-textile flooring (NTF) for aircraft entrance, galley and lavatory flooring.

Alltec USA. Manufacturers of injection moulded plastic trim parts such as window surrounds, aircon nozzles, light lenses and seat trim parts.

Gerald Simonds Healthcare UK. Distributors for on-board aircraft use wheelchairs for handling PRM’s.

AkroFire USA. Manufacturers of flame retardant materials including cargo and baggage liner repair kits.

Chameleon UK. Distributors for an artificial leather seat upholstery material called Famoskin.

Duncan’s working life started in the automotive industry working for several major car manufacturers. This included management roles in the supply chain before moving to sales and marketing management roles. Duncan joined TKA in 2001.

Duncan specialised in the sales and marketing of aircraft parts and materials to the Aftermarket including woven carpets and NTF floor covers.

Duncan has 17 years specialist experience of advising Aviation customers of the product and technical requirements of aircraft flooring.

Away from work, Duncan’s interests include football, golf and classic cars.

All session by Duncan King