Mayo Aviation has announced the promotion of Tom Warren to chief pilot to lead the aircraft management, maintenance and charter service provider’s flight crews.
Through the years, Warren has been on both sides of the customer-client relationship for Mayo Aviation having been an aircraft owner and charter customer of the Rocky Mountain Region specialists, as well as flying professionally for the company in the past decade.
Marvin Stein, Mayo’s director of aviation, said: “Tom understands aviation in all of its components as an owner, a pilot and the financial side of the equation. His unique perspective allows him the knowledge and execution of an excellent customer experience, and the piloting acumen to prioritise safety and operational excellence.”
Warren has been in aviation, personally and professionally, for nearly his entire life. Having grown up mostly in Australia, he learned to fly right near Mayo Aviation’s headquarters during high school. He entered aviation sales in Europe immediately after his graduation from Colorado State University.
Following a long career in finance and professional consulting, mostly at Colorado-based companies and locations, Warren joined Mayo Aviation to fly professionally for its charter and managed clients.
His connection to the company dates back decades, interacting with the founding Mayo family from close to the company’s inception to its current leadership under Bill Mayo III and Brent Moldowan, president, as an aircraft owner and pilot.
Tom Warren said: “This company understands and prioritises the importance of operational safety, and has maintained a focus on pilots and crew who are highly experienced with the aircraft and our surroundings.
“We have a lot of smart pilots who fly in, and have grown up around, mountainous airports and locales. That level of knowledge, experience and safety for our customers can’t be duplicated easily.”
The announcement continues Mayo’s trend of elevating strong internal candidates to leadership positions locally and within the larger Priester Aviation family of companies.
In May, Carl Bennett became the vice president of quality and safety for Priester Aviation and Mayo Aviation, after previously serving in a safety director role solely for Mayo.
Image: Newly promoted Tom Warren (credit: Mayo Aviation)