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Episode 3 - "From the Court to the Tarmac": Inside JBT AeroTech with Patrick McDowell

Episode 3 - "From the Court to the Tarmac": Inside JBT AeroTech with Patrick McDowell

Update: 2023-06-08
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Join host Matt Weitzel in episode three of "The GSE Podcast" as he sits down with Patrick McDowell from JBT AeroTech, right in their home city of Orlando, Florida. This in-person interaction, set against the backdrop of JBT AeroTech's bustling facility, brings a unique energy to this episode. During a pre-interview tour, Matt witnesses Xcēd equipment assembly and the company's inner workings firsthand.

Patrick shares his intriguing transition story, moving from Memphis to Orlando and shifting from working for a cargo airline to his current role at JBT AeroTech. Delving into his diverse background, Patrick unveils his extensive experience in GSE purchasing and his unique family history, interwoven with NBA fame and sports commentary - providing an amusing twist to his comfort with podcasting equipment.

The conversation progresses to an in-depth exploration of JBT AeroTech's impressive product line, featuring pushbacks, cargo tractors, cargo loaders, deicers, and the groundbreaking "Amp Cart." Making its public debut on our podcast, the Amp Cart, a cutting-edge mobile power station designed to charge electric GSE, presents a promising solution for airports lacking the infrastructure for electric GSE.

The episode wraps up with a flavorful detour, paying tribute to the famed Memphis BBQ.

"From the Court to the Tarmac" fuses personal anecdotes, industry insights, and thrilling product announcements, making it a must-listen for anyone interested in the fast-paced world of GSE. Available wherever you get your podcasts! Tune in and join us as we continue mapping the trajectory of GSE's future, one episode at a time.

This episode of The GSE Podcast was recorded before the acquisition of JBT AeroTech by Oshkosh Corporation in an $800 million all-cash transaction. With AeroTech's proven prowess in aviation ground support products, Oshkosh Corporation anticipates a symbiotic integration, further strengthening its position in the vocational segment.

"The GSE Podcast" is brought to you by Xcēd GSE, a leading ground support equipment lessor offering operating leases. Learn more about Xcēd GSE's services and their latest inventory at xcedgse.com. Don't miss out on these enriching discussions - tune in wherever you get your podcasts! 

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Episode 3 - "From the Court to the Tarmac": Inside JBT AeroTech with Patrick McDowell

Episode 3 - "From the Court to the Tarmac": Inside JBT AeroTech with Patrick McDowell

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