This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Cary Fisher, president and co-owner of Fisher Space Pen Company, the iconic American family business based in Boulder City, Nevada, which was founded by his father, Paul C. Fisher (inventor of the original AG7 Anti-Gravity pen first used by American astronauts on Apollo 7 in 1968). In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Fisher talks about his father’s legacy; the company’s long association with the United States space program; the enduring popularity of the space pen; the company’s recent recognition at the White House; and why, despite the digital age, there’s always a place for a pen!
As President, Fisher oversees a company of 65 employees. He graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Fisher was a certified public accountant at Arthur Andersen and Controller at Calbidco before joining the family business in 1996 as president and co-owner. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada with his wife Amelia, daughter Alison and sons Paul and Matt.