Rod Hightower President and CEO Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Oshkosh, Wisc. The son of a welder, Hightower paid his way through Central Missouri State with revenue from a farm services company (imagine lifting heavy bales of hay up into the lofts of 140-deg. summer barns) he and his brother began as teenagers. He spent 25 years as a senior executive for Fortune 500 companies, including a stint in London. An active pilot for more than 30 years, he not only rebuilt a ...


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