Tucknott Electric Co.

Sept. 29, 2016
As CEO of Livermore, CA-based Tucknott Electric Co., Bob Tucknott has been working in electrical construction for about 50 years, and for the last 10-12 years, he’s also been working as a certified forensic litigation expert.
This work takes him all over California – and business aviation makes it easier to get to where he needs to be.
“Sometimes, it makes sense to fly with a commercial airline.” Tucknott, a pilot for more than 40 years, wrote in an op-ed piece for the Merced Sun-Star newspaper. “But sometimes, it makes more sense for me to fly my own plane.
“For business, insurance companies will call me to ask if I can visit and evaluate a site; it is critical to be able to get to the scene as quickly as possible,” he said. “Recently, I got a call to be in Bakersfield to visit the site of a fire, and I had to arrive as quickly as possible. It was too short notice to get a commercial flight, but by flying my own aircraft I was able to get to the site in 90 minutes.”
Tucknott also said that business aviation allows him to participate in charitable activities that support patients in need. He serves as a volunteer pilot and founded the Northern California chapter for Angel Flight West, which provides flights free of cost to patients battling life-threatening illnesses.
“On Sept. 11, 2001, I helped get donated blood to those who needed it,” he wrote. “But my most memorable volunteer flight was helping to support a corneal transplant for a patient who ultimately got his vision back.”
Read Tucknott’s full op-ed in the Merced Sun-Star.