DREAM JOBS: LIVING WHAT YOU LOVE


BOB RUTTEN – A’ME GRIPS MARKETING DIRECTOR

STARTING POINT: “Phil Downey and Bob Paley started A’ME as a small shop making plastic parts for airplanes. When I was a young pro racer, Bob helped me get sponsorships. As A’ME grew, they offered me a job. It was great because I could make money but get time off to get to the races when I needed it. I started as a machine operator. Then I learned tooling, moved to machining and eventually became the general manager. I’ve been with A’ME for about 33 years.”

THE JOB:
“Recently, I started helping promote our new products, so I became the marketing director. I contact teams, work with magazines, deal with advertising and go to trade shows. The company has always encouraged me to get involved with different sports and events. It has been really fun lately because of the technical aspect of our newest products, like our heated grips. It’s really a fun time.”

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