Leadership

Robert Binns President and Chief Executive Officer

Rob Binns is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Wisconsin Airlines.

He brings over 25 years of airline and industry-related leadership experience to this role, including holding the position of Chairman and CEO of Global Aviation Holdings, a holding company for World Airways and North American Airlines. He has also held CEO, CFO, CMO and other executive roles at Hybrid Enterprises (Lockheed Martin), TransMeridian Airlines, Pegasus Aviation and TWA.

Rob holds an MBA from the University of Kansas, an MA in Political Behavior from Essex University in England and a BA in History and Political Science from the University of Kansas.

Since 2007, Rob has served on the Carter Center Board of Councilors in Atlanta.

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Liam Mackay Chief Financial Officer

Liam Mackay is the Chief Financial Officer of Air Wisconsin Airlines. In his role, Liam optimizes the financial performance of the Company. He is responsible for monitoring and analyzing all revenue and expenses related to its operation.

He brings many years of airline and financial experience to this role. Liam has held a variety of finance roles of increasing responsibility with Continental, CommutAir, and United. Most recently, he served as Director of United Express Commercial Strategy, helping manage the commercial relationships with all United Express partners before joining Air Wisconsin.

Liam earned a Bachelor's degree in Commercial Aviation Management from the University of Western Ontario and an MBA at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he also co-authored a textbook on aviation finance.

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Bob Frisch Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Captain Bob Frisch is Air Wisconsin’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he leads all of the airline’s operational functions and departments in support of our Flying, Maintenance, and Customer Service. Additionally, Bob is responsible for all labor relations functions for Air Wisconsin.

Previously, Bob served as Vice President – Flight Operations and Labor Relations, overseeing Air Wisconsin’s labor relations functions and flight and inflight operations including, flight and inflight standards, training and operations. Bob joined Air Wisconsin in 1999 and has over 20 years of commercial flying experience. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate and is a qualified pilot for Air Wisconsin.

In addition to his role with Air Wisconsin, he serves as a volunteer mediator for the Winnebago Conflict Resolution Center and a volunteer arbitrator for the Wisconsin Bar Association. Bob received his degree in agricultural aviation from the University of Minnesota, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Dakota and received his Juris Doctorate from Concord University School of Law.

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Gregg Garvey Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer

Gregg Garvey is Air Wisconsin’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. In addition to leading the Employee Benefits area, he is responsible for the company’s income, sales and use, property and excise tax compliance, as well as all non-benefit insurance placements such as property, hull and liability, and workers compensation programs.

Prior to joining Air Wisconsin in 1999, Gregg held the positions of Tax Manager, Tax Supervisor, and Staff Accountant at Schenck & Associates, a large regional public accounting firm in Appleton, WI. His experience also includes work as a Senior Tax Accountant and Financial Analyst for Repap Wisconsin, a former paper manufacturer in Kimberly, WI.

A Certified Public Accountant, he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He also holds a Master of Science in taxation (MST) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), with a finance emphasis, from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

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Jim McLeod Vice President of Information Technology and Business Intelligence

Jim McLeod is Air Wisconsin’s Vice President of Information Technology and Business Intelligence. In this role, he is responsible for establishing, planning, and administering the overall policies and goals for the Information Technology Department. He also works to align technology solutions to evolving company needs through speed of delivery, expanding business intelligence, providing service flexibility and maintaining a highly stable and reliable IT infrastructure.

Jim joined the company in 2009 as Business Partner/Applications Manager - serving as the IT Department’s primary liaison with Maintenance, Strategic Sourcing, and Systems Operations Control (SOC). Prior to being appointed to his current position, he served as Director of Business Technology Delivery for more than four years.

Before joining Air Wisconsin, Jim worked at Appvion (formerly Appleton Papers, Inc.), where he served in various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as National Accounts/Global Transportation Manager.

Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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Michael Perrizo Vice President Flight Operations

Michael Perrizo is Air Wisconsin’s Vice President of Flight Operations. He provides strategic direction in all areas of Flight Operations, including flight standards, flight training and line operations. Additionally, Michael is an active participant in pilot labor relations activities, and serves as the Director of Operations on Air Wisconsin’s FAA 119 certificate.

Michael joined Air Wisconsin in 2013 and served as a pilot before being promoted to Assistant Chief Pilot in 2014. He then served as our Director of Flying & Chief Pilot before being promoted to his current position. Prior to joining Air Wisconsin, Michael was a pilot for Comair where he also served in a leadership position within the Airline Pilots Association. Before beginning a career in aviation, Michael has held several Operational Management positions, including leading large organizations in the Municipal Government sector.

In addition to his previous Operations Management experience, Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Dayton.

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Chris White Vice President of Safety and Security

Chris White is Air Wisconsin's Vice President - Safety and Security. Chris is responsible for the administration of safety and security at Air Wisconsin and reports directly to the President and CEO. Along with leading all safety functions, which include Flight- and Ground-Safety, Emergency Preparedness and Response, the Corporate Safety Management System and the Internal Evaluation Program, he is responsible for all security functions throughout the organization including liaison and interface with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Chris joined Air Wisconsin in 2010 and most recently held the position of Managing Director - Safety. Prior to joining Air Wisconsin, Chris spent 17 years with Midwest Airlines in Milwaukee, where he served as Vice President - Safety and Regulatory Compliance. His duties included flight and ground safety, emergency response, occupational health and safety, corporate and operational security programs, insurance claims and risk management. He also served as Midwest's corporate liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and other regulatory agencies.

Chris holds a Master of Science in Management from Cardinal Stritch University and completed additional graduate coursework through Boeing's MBA Executive program at Seattle University. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, holds an FAA Private Pilot's license and serves on the Regional Airline Association's (RAA) Safety and Security Councils.

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