Scott M. Niswonger co-founded Landair Transport in 1981 with a $4000 investment. He serves as chairman, and chief executive officer of Forward Air and Landair Corporations. These Greeneville, Tennessee based businesses are publicly traded companies that provide high service level truckload operations and contract services to the air cargo industry and other expedited shippers.
Scott would use his construction expertise working nights and weekends to put himself through Purdue University. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in Aviation Technology and Airline Management.
In 1968, Niswonger was the pilot to the president of the Magnavox Company. It was the connection with Magnavox that led Scott to Greeneville, Tennessee.
Niswonger spread his wings and in 1974 became founder, president, and chief executive officer of General Aviation, Inc., an all cargo airline Niswonger led for seven years. In 1985, he served as the vice president of U.S. operations for Flying Tigers Line, the largest all cargo airline in the world.
He is a certificated Airline Transport Pilot, and has flown J-3 Clubs through Boeing 747 aircraft. He is also a graduate of the United Airlines Training Academy in Denver, Colorado.
Niswonger received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tusculum College. Scott and his wife Nikki reside in Greeneville and have four children and two grandchildren.