Mike Bowen is an aircraft maintenance and support professional with over 20 years of experience. Mike joined Valair Aviation (formerly The Servicenter) in 2001 as an aircraft mechanic to help develop the King Air line of business. In his current role as Senior Vice President of Ground Operations his responsibilities include oversight of all Maintenance Repair and Overhaul and Fixed Based Operator operations, Customer Service personnel, Material and Logistics support.
Prior to joining Valair Aviation, Mike worked for Raytheon Aerospace (BASI) in Selma, Alabama and Keesler Air Force Base as a lead mechanic refurbishing King Air 200’s, 90’s and 1900’s under a CLS contract for the US military. He then transitioned to a Branch Manager for Raytheon Aerospace (L-3) where he was responsible for all maintenance on King Air, Citation 550’s, Cessna 210’s, ASTAR helicopters, Bell 206’s, as well as performing quality control duties required to maintain aircraft in accordance with FAA regulations, ordering parts, maintaining on site budgets and manning from 1997 – 2001. Mike’s career began with service in the USMC and USAF maintaining Huey’s, Cobra’s and as a jet engine mechanic on the F-16.Senior Vice President, Ground Operations