Stewart Blair Mellentine, a 2nd Generation Bobcat, graduated in 1990. During high school, he was active in Band, Drama, FBLA, and played Tennis, and Baseball. He attended Northern Arizona University, where he studied Small Business Management, and Percussion. After graduating in 1995, he moved to Metro Phoenix and started working in Commercial Real Estate.
The family business came calling in 1998, and Stewart became VP of Operations for Echo Trucking Company. In 2003, he started his own boutique logistics company servicing the construction industry around Arizona. After summering in Wolfeboro New Hampshire in 2006, he decided to move to the East Coast, residing in downtown Boston, and Portsmouth New Hampshire. While in New England, he worked as a supply chain analyst, automotive retail store manager, and Business Manager for a CNC machine shop.
In 2017, Stewart was recruited by Honeywell Aerospace Tucson, to become a Senior Integrated Supply Chain Supervisor, where he manages both the OEM and Repair and Overhaul Cabin Pressure manufacturing cell. Valves made under his watch are in aircraft ranging from military applications like the C130 transport, U2, F-15, F-18, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Commercial applications include all Embraer, Cessna, and Bombardier small jets, the Boeing 777 and 777X, and Airbus A350 wide body aircraft.
Outside of work, Stewart is a professional landscape and motorsports photographer. His photography can be found at http://www.stewartmellentine.com. Be sure to click the link and check it out, particularly the landscapes! Amazingly gorgeous.
He’s also a FAA private pilot. Stewart now lives in Oro Valley Arizona, and frequents Benson every couple of weeks, where his parents Jim and Dell (BUHS Class of 1960) still reside.