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TGH's company family. Up front are Emery Oxley (left), founder, and Rich Anderson, president.

sets in family trusts, according to Rich Anderson, president.
After starting his career with Pioneer Instruments and then
Eastern Airlines, Emery "Claude" Oxley founded The Gyro
House in his California garage in 1957. Establishing a reputation for quality work and customer service, his success soon
called for larger quarters. What is now TGH Aviation soon
moved to Flabob Airport, just west of Riverside, California,
and then it moved to bigger quarters at the Riverside Municipal
Airport in 1960.
Emery Oxley Jr., TGH's chief executive officer, joined the
company in 1963 upon his honorable discharge from the U.S.
Marine Corps. At the time, the company specialized in general
aviation gyroscopes, airspeed indicators and altimeters. The
son not only learned instrument repair and overhaul from his
father, he inherited his business acumen and entrepreneurial
spirit. In 1973, the founder, then in poor health (and passing
away a few years later), retired by selling the business to his
son, who moved TGH north to Auburn, California, about 35
miles northeast of Sacramento.
The first business on the Auburn Municipal Airport, TGH
became the founding member of the Auburn Airport Business

Park Association in 2010. By 1975, the company diversified
and expanded by acquiring dealerships for all the major general
aviation avionics, instruments and autopilot manufacturers, including, but not limited to, King, Narco, Edo-Air and Cessna.
This foresight, with shrewd and skillful management, sustained
TGH through the economic downturn and liability litigation
that plagued general aviation throughout the 1980s.
Another of the challenges facing family business, according
to the Harvard Business Review, is the tenure of its leader. At
publicly held companies, the average CEO tenure is six years.
Many family businesses have the same leader for 20 or 25
years, "and these extended tenures can increase the difficulties
of coping with shifts in technology, business models and consumer behavior." This has never been a problem at TGH, according to Anderson, who joined the company in 1990, because
Oxley embraces change and understands that growth, success,
and sustainability result from the ability to adapt and evolve.
At the 1988 Aircraft Instrument Association meeting in
Wichita, Kansas, Oxley met Anderson in person for the first
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News September 2014

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View from Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Software Management
Member Profile
Keeping a business in the family
Are digital avionics secure?
A Conversation With...
Meet the AEA board of directors
Before & After
The Autonomous Navigation Systems AET Endorsement
Aviation Aces
Legal Ease
Business Basics
Member Profile
AEA members unveil new ADS-B solutions at AirVenture
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
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