George has worked in the petroleum and chemical industries for the past 50 years for companies including Ashland Oil Inc., NOCO Energy Corp, United Refining, Ashland Chemical, Ashland Distribution, NEXEO Solutions and Univar Solutions. He retired as facility manager at Univar Solutions in 2019. George has been involved in the aviation community of Western New York since 1967. His first job in the aviation industry was with the Amherst Airport where he worked with the owner paving the runway. He acquired his pilot license and aircraft mechanics license in the 80s and is a co-owner of a Piper Twin Comanche, hangered at the Niagara Falls Airport.