Arthur C. "Butch" Giessman
August 30, 1949 - March 29, 2020
It is with a heavy heart that we wish to inform you that A.C. “Butch” Giessman passed away March 29, 2020. The St. Louis Aviation community and industry as a whole, lost a true pioneer, visionary and friend.
A graduate of Parks College – St. Louis University, he held a degree in Aeronautical Maintenance Engineering and held several positions within his lengthy aviation career. Most notably as the founder of AVMATS, where he was currently the Chairman of the Board. He worked hard to develop the company as a world-wide resource, first for the Sabreliner aircraft and other airframes later. He was active in GSLBAA, having served on the Board as well as in other capacities. He was also an early member and past president of PAMA.
Most recently, Butch was a strong advocate and an active Board Member for Wings of Hope. His knowledge of aviation and his love of humanity made him a particularly good fit for this position. His personality was larger than life and always found a way to put others first.
He was a friend to all who knew him and will be sorely missed.
– Blue skies and tailwinds, Butch.