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Larry Mocha, President, Air Power Systems Company, Inc. (APSCO)

Larry Mocha is President and CEO, APSCO, Inc.  A manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders and valves for the truck equipment industry, APSCO, Inc. has grown from $600,000 annual sales in 1984 to almost $10 million in 2006. During the recent economic downturn, APSCO has turned its attention to seeking expanded markets for its products and manufacturing capacity and designing innovations to existing products which can be used in a green economy.

In 2010, he was appointed by Oklahoma Governor, Brad Henry, as Chairman of the Governor’s 2011 Conference on Small Business.  He is a monthly contributor on CNBC’s Small Business Segment to discuss relevant issues impacting small business owners.

He is Chairman of The Oklahoma State Chamber, a member of the U.S. Chamber Small Business Council, and a former member of the U.S. Chamber Board of Directors.  Since 1997, Larry has been a member of the President’s Council, National Association of Manufacturers.

In 2010, Larry was reappointed by Governor Brad Henry as member, Board of Trustees for Oklahoma State University/Tulsa for a term expiring June 30, 2017.  He has served as OSU/Tulsa’s board chairman and vice chairman.

He served as Chairman of the Tulsa Mayor’s Initiative on Small Business in 2009.  In 2007, he became the Co-Chair of the Center for Legislative Excellence.  Since 2002, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and past Chairman, Entrepreneurial Education Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri

In 2002, he was appointed by Governor Keating as Chairman, Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Committee (OK SBREFA) and was reappointed by Governor Brad Henry in 2006.

In 2004, he was selected for the White House Conference panel on Securing our Economic Future, Tax and Regulatory Burdens.

He has testified at U. S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Committee on Small Business, “The Impact of Energy Policy on Small Business”.

He graduated from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Business.

Larry Mocha


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