AP Podcast – Episode 128: Jim Seay talks about aerospace engineering, the importance of having a mentor and celebrating the success of others


Jim Seay is the President and Owner of Premier Rides, who is dedicated to “supplying the leisure industry with the highest caliber of amusement rides and attractions available.”  During this deep dive of a conversation, Jim reveals how he got started in the industry, why it’s more fulfilling to make roller coasters than weapons, and that if you want to succeed in this industry, you’ve got to be ready to put in the work.

For more on Premier Rides: http://premier-rides.com/

If you have a question for the mailbag or know of a leader we should highlight on the show, please drop us a line.  If you have questions about anything addressed on the show, feel free to reach out anytime!

Josh – josh@amusementadvantage.com

Matt – matt@performanceoptimist.com




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