12/24/2012

After unexpectedly taking over the family business upon his father's passing, Jeffrey Johnson built up Commander Instruments and Avionics, then based at a tiny airfield Chester, N.C., into a successful business, moving it first to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. "That's when business really took off," Johnson said. In 2011, he partnered with Boxell Aerospace at Charleston Executive Airport in South Carolina before eventually buying them out.

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