Taking Care of Tomorrow

Paul Bowers

Times are good. We need to prepare for future growth. 

It’s a mantra that our airports, consultants and suppliers live by every day. So, it also makes perfect sense for Airport Improvement to follow that same advice.

Thirty years ago, in a publisher’s column of another industry publication, I announced the birth of our first son, Samuel, to the aviation community. It’s now an equal thrill to announce that Sam has joined the Airport Improvement team.

It would be an understatement to say that much has occurred during the three decades in between. The growth of Airport Improvement has been steady and undeniable. We’re at a point where more resources are needed to manage this growth. As such, Sam will come aboard as an account manager working with a group of advertisers to help them successfully connect with our airport readers.

His background in facility construction as a project manager at the Haskell Company
prepares him for understanding the projects we cover in every issue. Plus, he’s been around Airport Improvement all his life!

You’ll be seeing Sam, along with our other staffers, at events this fall.

These are exciting times in the airport industry. We’re grateful to be a part of it and are looking forward to growing along with you.


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