Episode 8 - "Charging Forward": Inside Averest with Gabe Sampson
Join host Matt Weitzel as he dives deep into the world of ground support equipment with Gabe Sampson from Averest. Broadcasting from JBT headquarters in Orlando, Florida, this episode promises a blend of industry insights, personal anecdotes, and a look into the future of GSE.
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- A Glimpse into the Past: Gabe Sampson shares his journey into the GSE industry, from his engineering days at Southern Polytechnic State University to his time at Delta Airlines and eventual venture into electric vehicle technology.
- The Evolution of Airport Infrastructure: The episode delves into the changing landscape of airport infrastructure, highlighting the shift from airlines buying chargers to airports taking on that responsibility. The challenges and benefits of this transition are discussed in detail.
- The Lithium Revolution: The industry's move from lead acid to lithium-ion batteries is explored. Gabe recounts the initial skepticism surrounding lithium batteries and how they eventually gained traction in the GSE landscape.
- Stories from the Tarmac: Gabe shares memorable GSE stories, emphasizing the hands-on nature of the industry and the passion of those who work within it.
- Looking Ahead: The conversation touches upon the future of GSE, focusing on the increasing interest in electric technology and the potential challenges and opportunities it presents.
"Charging Forward": Inside Averest with Gabe Sampson offers listeners a comprehensive look into the ever-evolving world of ground support equipment. From personal stories to industry trends, this episode is a must-listen for anyone keen on understanding the intricacies of GSE.
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