Gary Moore, founder and CEO of American Technologies, Inc. (Courtesy photo) Gary Moore, founder and CEO of American Technologies, Inc. (Courtesy photo)

You might say I had a passion for dismantling things and putting them back together from an early age. Whether it was a watch, a toy, or something a little more complicated. I always liked to know how things worked and what lay beneath the shiny surface. 

I grew up with a close friend whose father owned a family business. When I turned 16, I started playing sports and got my first job mowing high school football fields. I liked the clean and well-manicured look of the field after I was done with it. But then my friend’s father hired me to work for him for the rest of that summer at his company, Blackmon Mooring Steamatic Catastrophe or BMS CAT for short.

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