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Scott Davis Delivers One Line at a Time  Christmas classic Silver and Gold every holiday season, and for a man who focused on marketing as he


 executive who also is co-owner of the up-and-coming record label State Fair Records, Scott Davis has a surprising flair for understatement: “I have a one-line resume. I got out of high school and went directly to work here at Dallas Avionics.” When asked where he grew up, Davis, as if to emphasize a limited


 Dallas Avionics.” If this multitalented aviator, musician, and businessman wrote his stellar resume with only one line, then Harper Lee wrote only one novel—To Kill a Mockingbird. Of course, we discovered that the Monroeville, Alabama, author quietly penned Go Set a Watchman, and maybe a few more surprises that will surface posthumously.


Likewise, Davis surprises in a wide-ranging hour-long interview with stark, yet humbly delivered opinions and advice. Leavening his conversation with a sense of self-deprecation, Davis is a       a giant slathering of luck all over any successful endeavor,             impressive because people he knows “and loves” in the industry will not recognize him. So we pull out our crisp Detective Joe Friday Dragnet notebook and start scribbling a few facts: Dallas  distributor of general aviation electronics. Back then his parents displayed their avionics for sale through catalogs that they paid their two young children, Scott and his sister, 25 cents to produce. Davis is proud that one of those early catalogs recently received Iron Man            desk gets smashed,” Davis recalls. “And right in the middle of the shattered debris and broken glass is a Dallas Avionics catalog that                 


  move. I told my mom that I still thought there was money waiting for us on the table in the helicopter market and joked to my dad that the Apocalypse will be great for the rotorcraft markets. He 


The senior Davis never got to see his company reap that apocalyptic windfall, but the rest of the family rose up to the challenge in his


 with my mom, and my sister, and my daughter. I work with a lot of 


  and smoothly runs operations and leads by example. My sister also


  


LOVE STORY


Davis sees his aviation business as much more than counting     


“I genuinely allowed myself to love


 people I go to when I need advice and


 when they need help.”


  person twice,” Davis observes. “In our industry we know when


  aviation buddies who may expect their phone to ring. “My daughter was in college and was light on cash with Christmas coming up. She asked me whom she should keep on her Christmas gift list. I told her to go through her contacts and mark every person that would come to get her butt out of jail. She should get those people gifts. In that vein, I started going  of jail was in the aviation industry, not the recording industry. “I love music – I own the studio where Willie Nelson recorded Red-Headed Stranger for you.”


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