Testimony by Larry Mullins, Owner and CEO of Industrial Electronics Services, Inc.
Larry was born and raised into a farming family in Hancock County, Tn.
was saved at an early.
attended a small country church, Panther Creek Baptist
While in high school he
went to Morristown during the summers and worked bagging groceries at Cas Walker's grocery store and also worked on the line making furniture at Berkline to earn money for college.
He graduated Hancock County High School and then attended East Tennessee State University and received a degree in Education.
worked toward a master's degree in Educational Administration and lacking just a few courses took a job as a high school math teacher.
Later he became Administrator of the Northeast State Community College Technical Training Center in Johnson City.
While there he managed the Training Center and worked with the Economic and Community Development Board soliciting grants to train East Tennessee students for new and existing industry.
Many new industries were recruited into the East Tennessee area during his
administration, because of the climate of the well trained work force available.
own company in Gray, Tn, with two employees and grew it into Industrial Electronics Services, Inc.
, and today he
employs approximately 90 workers.
In 2006 he was appointed by the governor as Commissioner of Aeronautics and served as Chairman of that commission in 2008, and continues to serve on the Aeronautics Commission presently.
has farmed off and on throughout his
life and at one time owned and operated over 500 acres of farmland, raising Black Angus cattle.
family attend First Baptist Church in Morristown.