“One of the most important parts about a family business is honoring where you came from. That means accepting your family for the people they are and problem-solving with kindness and good intentions first. I certainly appreciate everything my dad sacrificed for our family to really lay the foundation of the business.” – Lia Young Hunt

About the Entrepreneur

Lia Young Hunt has been a part of Goldwings Supply Service, Inc. since her father founded the company over 30 years ago. Since its inception, Goldwings has diversified from being an aircraft parts supply house to providing airfield lighting and equipment, ground support, pavement and solar products. After majoring in Marketing and playing volleyball at Santa Clara University, Lia attended aviation mechanics school and received her pilot’s license. She then competed on the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) and toured for a few years before coming home to work (and eventually take the helm) at Goldwings Supply. Lia recently founded Solarcology, a division of Goldwings which offers self-contained solar lighting units for the military, the Department of Transportation, and various private organizations.

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