Mike Chase is
the founder and president of Chase and Associates. With over thirty years of extensive global managerial
experience in marketing, sales, operations, and finance, he has worked in
several distinct sectors of the aerospace industry, including corporate,
commercial, airline, and supplier.
As the Director Market Research for
Aerospace, he lead the market research staff in sales research,
product research that included feasibility and viability studies for
market expansion, competitive intelligence, various industry surveys,
forecasts, and market outlook studies.
As the Director Marketing/Sales for a new startup
venture, Scheduling Systems Incorporated, he sold
state-of-the-art airline scheduling software to the airline industry.
As a Senior Manager, Market Analysis and Planning
at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, he managed a team of over 15
market development analysts and traveled extensively throughout North
America, Europe, the Middle East/Africa, Pacific/Asia and China to
present marketing, fleet planning, and industry analysis studies to 50+
of the world’s largest airlines over a ten year period that included 4
around-the-world trips. His finance experience came while at Western
Airlines where he was Manager, General Accounting – Corporate
Statistics for over five years with responsibilities for gathering and
reporting externally and internally passenger and cargo traffic to the
various regulatory agencies. He is an accomplished industry
spokesperson at numerous industry conferences – Air Transportation
Research International Forum (ATRIF), FAA /Transportation Research Board
(TRB) subcommittee on Business Aviation, SpeedNews, and IATA.
He possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Business
Administration with a major in Transportation Economics from the
University of Washington. He was a Guest Lecturer for four years
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in a graduate course on
Airline Management Issues and Industry Analysis. He attended the
prestigious Royal Aeronautical Society Air Transport Course at Oxford
University, Oxford, England. He is a current member of the executive
committee of the TRB which oversees regional and business jets as well
as helicopters. He regularly attends the meetings of the subcommittee on
Business Aviation in Washington D.C. and was a previous member of the
Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) research board.