Chief Operating Officer, SkyWest Airlines

Mike Thompson is the chief operating officer at SkyWest Airlines and is responsible for overseeing its extensive day-to-day operations. Mike joined SkyWest in 2001 as an executive operational analyst. He oversaw the integration of SkyWest’s partnership with Midwest Airlines and developed the company’s partnership with AirTran Airways. He served as the vice president of market development, growing the operation from around $100 million in 2007 to just over $350 million in 2013. Before joining SkyWest, Mike served as CFO at Ivy Logistics Inc.  He holds a master of science in mechanical engineering, a master of business administration from Brigham Young University and a bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering.

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