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Terry Lee Bosserman President, Bosserman Aviation Equipment Carey, Ohio Q: How did you get involved in the industry? A: As a young, good-looking man, I got started in the aircraft refueler business right after I got married because the...


A: Everybody used to think this was a great industry to get into, that all the manufacturers make huge profits, when that is the farthest from the truth. If someone new would want to enter our industry, I would recommend they get a good lawyer, accountant and banker, and have lots of capital money behind them. As we say in our industry, once you get jet fuel in your blood it’s hard to get it out; you feel like you can’t do anything else no matter what.

Q: What in the industry keeps you up at night?

A: The biggest concerns for my life in the industry are cash flow, liability of the products, meeting deliveries, quality of the product, trying to come up with new innovations that are safe and keeping my family and employees employed.

Q: Is there one accomplishment that you are especially proud of?

A: I’m proud of the fact that Bosserman Aviation was the first manufacturer in the commercial industry to develop the green electric drive fueling vehicles to help airports get the emissions down.

Q: If not in aviation where would you be?

A: If wasn’t in the aviation business, I would be doing something with cars. They are my passion whether driving, drag racing them or working on them. I love it all, especially Dodge Vipers.

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