NAASCO has served the aviation industry for over 35 years as a FAA and EASA approved repair station and our leadership team brings a combined electrical, mechanical, and avionics experience of over 250 years.
Michael Leslie - President & Chief Executive Officer
As the President and CEO of NAASCO, Mike is responsible for the overall performance, strategic direction, and long-term growth. He draws upon his extensive business and senior executive management experience with a variety of high-profile organizations. Mike takes great pride in being responsive, engaged and accessible both to customers and the NAASCO team.
Born into the aviation sector, Mike began his technical career at NAASCO while securing his A&P License. He held varying positions of increased responsibility in manufacturing, production, component overhaul, and sales before leaving to develop critical management expertise. During this time, Mike held several director positions in which he provided leadership in power generation, electrical design, efficiency, testing, maintenance and supply chain management. He assembled and managed cross-functional teams and directed projects valued at up to $4.5 Million with consistent record of on-time, on-budget performance.
Later, Mike was the Senior Energy Advisor and Director of Energy and Sustainability for the State of Maryland, a position in which he was responsible for providing guidance to the Governor's office on highly complex issues and policies in various segments of the energy markets. His path then led him to General Electric as Senior Director of their industrial solutions division. Working with a team of engineers, production, and sales professionals, he managed complex commercial opportunities, collaborated on developing long-term planning goals, and contributed to the organizations overall $12 billion business strategy.
Mike also helped establish and served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineers, a non-profit organization that focuses on improving and enhancing healthcare facilities infrastructure, operations, and maintenance through planning, education, cooperation, advocacy, and design innovation. During his service, he grew the association membership base from 23 active members to over 250.
Mike holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Global Energy Management from University of Colorado - Denver Business School. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf with his son.