Iwan owned and operated a successful restaurant business
for 15 years. Aside from his business he also had
a passion for boats.
At one point in his life he
decided he needed a change and was looking for a
bold career move, preferably in the marine industry.
In November 1999 he found the Prop Scan website on
the Internet and filled out an information request
Upon talking to Propeller Dynamics he was told about a void
in the propeller industry that was being filled by people like
Propeller Dynamics could offer him a Prop Scan business package
that would allow him to start a propeller business and make
The next few months Mitch researched this opportunity that sounded
almost too good to be true. The decision to go ahead with the
Prop Scan business was made at the Miami Boat show in February
where he met many people who had opened Prop Scan propeller optimization
Mitch heard stories of how people with little experience solved
propeller problems that no traditional experienced propeller repairer
had ever managed to resolve and many stories of very satisfied
Mitch had made his decision, he was going into the propeller business.
On the 12th May 2000 Mitch Iwan attended the Propeller Dynamics
Advanced Propeller Course in Australia. There he learned about
propellers, both the theory and the practical side.
Mitch returned to the USA and opened Holland Propellers in Michigan
one month later. The business grew rapidly and Mitch quickly realized
he needed some help to cope with the increasing work load. In November
of that same year he hired Charles Bursk. Business continued to
grow and the level of customer satisfaction was very high.
When winter arrived Mitch expected the work load to decrease,
however the reverse was true. He was so swamped with work that
could not satisfy the demand from people wanting their propellers
repaired the Prop Scan way. There was only one solution, buy
a second Prop Scan system. In July 2001 Mitch installed his second
Prop Scan system, just one year after opening his shop.
The demand for the service and high quality work provided by
Holland Propellers continues to grow and Mitch has further plans
Mitch has never regretted making the dramatic change from the restaurant
industry to the propeller industry and neither have his customers.