#3: Les Otten of Maine Energy Systems
Les Otten is one of Maine’s most remarkable entrepreneurs. When he bought Sunday River in 1980, there were only 30,000 skier visits per year. By 1995, he had grown this number to more than 560,000. Les went on to form American Skiing Company, which owned resorts all over the country, and in 2002, he formed the ownership group that purchased the Boston Red Sox and saved Fenway Park. Learn how Les answers the phone, pick up on the fact that I don’t know what a milliner is, and see why Les Otten isn’t done growing companies.