Avionics News October 2015 - 49

What drew you to aviation?
My dad worked for the FAA. When I was a
young boy, he had the opportunity to work the
FAA's booth during AirVenture Oshkosh. I went
with my sister and mother. It all fascinated me.
Now with the tables turned, I spend my time
working the show for Garmin, and they can enjoy
the sights and be fascinated.
Is there someone specific who was a
big help to your aviation career?
In my first three years at Garmin, I spent a fair
amount of time in Tim Casey's office. He was the
former director of aviation aftermarket sales and my
old boss. He was truly the first person to give me a
chance in the aviation business, and I will be forever
thankful to him for taking me under his wing.
How would you describe yourself?
I'm a down-to-earth, fun-loving person who
takes great pride in a job well done.
What do you think the industry does well?
I'm always encouraged by the professionalism
in our avionics industry. To see such a
commitment to quality, safety and education is
refreshing. It's easy to see that AEA members take
their responsibility seriously. The cooperation
among our businesses is not something you see in
a lot of other industries.
What are some of the challenges
facing the industry today?
One of the biggest challenges AEA members face
today is finding qualified personnel to hire in order
to grow their business and help with the increasing
demand for avionics work. Since ADS-B requirements
for GA aircraft are right around the corner
(approaching four years until equipage requirements),
demand for avionics retrofits will only increase.

"I've seen firsthand the impact the AEA
has to the overall industry, and I'm excited
to have the opportunities to share my
knowledge and viewpoints to help keep
us all pointed toward future success."
JIM ALPISER

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