Author, Art Moore, is the founder of Snorkel, a leading global aerial work platform manufacturer. He is also the co-founder of Pitman Manufacturing, and is a World War II Veteran. Art has his pilot’s license and has flown many types of planes, including for the Naval Air Corps in the U.S. Navy.
Art has three children, Arthur D. Moore Jr., Dr. Melissa Moore and Kristyn Sanders, and three grandchildren. Art has been married to wife, Sue, for over 20 years, and they are "Snowbirds". They drive back and forth between their winter home in Pompano Beach, Florida and summer home in Osage Beach, Missouri on the beautiful Lake of the Osarks. Just like the migrating birds.
Art started writing his memoirs in 2003, initially from what was intended to be a letter to the Franklin Mint Company. Over a period of 11 years, the letter grew to become this book, providing a detailed and interesting insight into the founding and workings of a major equipment manufacturing company.
Read about Art's story here
"It was the third or fourth door he opened when a large, angry armadillo jumped out and took off through the hysterically laughing crowd in downtown Tampa."
"So much for Goats and Boats, I finally realized that they both are an excellent way to get rid of any excess money you might have accumulated."
"I reached down to eject the shell from my rifle there was immediately a Kapow! I looked at the top of my shoe where the barrel had rested and there was a small hole."
"I’m afraid it might have been the second or third martini I had before dinner that was responsible for getting Snorkel into the AWP market."
"Ken and I were completely amazed and appalled that they were actually going to copy another manufacturer’s machine."