Metro Atlanta Chamber ‘Business Person of the Year‘ Week
Rahim Charania is the CEO of American Fueling Systems, a company dedicated to bringing the new fuels to the masses. Rahim has 20 years of business management experience with in-depth knowledge of business management, strategic planning, finance and sales. He raised more than $120 million for new businesses throughout his career. He was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Top 40 Executives under 40 and by Georgia State University with the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. He is a frequent speaker on the subject of alternative fuels.
Ryan Blythe saw a need and started a business to solve it. Georgia Trade School was created to teach welding skills. He is the state’s leading voice on “skilled trades” and the importance of bringing manufacturing back to America. Ryan has appeared on Good Day Atlanta, 11 Alive, Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb In Focus, Welding Journal and The Fabricator and serves on the Governor Deal’s “Go Build Georgia Advisory Council.” He was nominated for his local county Business Association Person of the Year award and was a finalist for Business of the Year Award. He was interviewed for the cover story in the “Fabricator Magazine” which called his school one of the top welding programs in the nation.