In July 2014, Mike Brunner joined Columbia Helicopters as the company’s Vice President of Supply Chain and Manufacturing with accountability for providing executive leadership of the Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, and Quality Assurance organizations. Mike has a diverse background with over 25 years’ experience in supply chain, manufacturing, military aircraft maintenance, leadership, and international business. Prior to joining CHI, he led business operations in Malaysia for Radisys Corporation, where he held the post of Managing Director.  During his tenure at Radisys, he also led all of the company’s manufacturing efforts in six factories across four countries.  In addition, Mike spent over seven years at Intel Corporation in various operations management roles.

Mike’s long history and background in military operations and aircraft maintenance began in 1985 as an Avionics Maintenance Technician in the United States Air Force; and, during the last 8 years prior to his retirement in 2013, he held the position of Operations Officer for the 142nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Oregon Air National Guard, Portland.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Materials Management from the State University of New York at Buffalo.