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Mr. Rich Mueller, A.A.E.

Port of Moses Lake

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Port of Moses Lake

Bio

History:
Born: Portland, OR
Raised: Portland and Gresham, OR
Home: Moses Lake, WA
Where I'm from: Gig Harbor, WA
US Army: Ft. Ord, CA; Panama; Cakmakli, Turkey
School: Spartan School of Aeronautics, Tulsa, OK

Current Position:
Director of Facilities and Operations for the Port of Moses Lake. Moses Lake, WA
The Port of Moses Lake was created to incorporate key portions of the Larson Air Force Base, closed in 1966. It consists of one very large airport (Grant County International Airport, MWH), both light and heavy industry, an industrial waster water system and a Foreign Trade Zone. My title encompasses all operational activity airside and all facilities management on both airside and landside. Every day presents a new challenge and that is just one of the reasons the Port is a great place to work.

Formerly:
Director of Facilities and Operations and before that Facilities Manager at the Port of Moses Lake (2009-2017)

Operations Manager/Acting Airport Manager, Tacoma Narrows Airport (TIW), Gig Harbor, WA, as an employee of the Neil Walter Company, Tacoma Office (2002-2009)

Prior to that:
Certified Flight Instructor and charter pilot for Pavco Flight Center at Tacoma Narrows Airport, also part time airport maintenance.


Affiliations:
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), AAE
Washington Airport Management Association (WAMA)-board and officer,
Aircraft Owner and Pilots Association
Block 40 Community Club-President,
International Communion of the Charismatic Episcopal Church--Lay Eucharistic Minister

What makes me tick:
Love for my family fires my work ethic and Faith shapes my character (when I let it). Flight is my passion.