A U.S. Army veteran specializing in the attack helicopter armament/electrical systems field, Mike Ponder’s career in avionics and flight simulation spans nearly 25 years. Prior professional experience comes from multiple simulation manufacturing and training companies, including FlightSafety International, Thales Training & Simulation, Pan Am Flight Training Academy and Collins Aerospace, during which Mike gained valuable experience in Simulator Maintenance, Field Service Engineering, Customer Services and Program Management.
During his tenure at Q4, Mike has held critical leadership positions including Managing Director; Operations and Special Projects Director; Programs Director; and Program Manager. Mike was recently accepted to and successfully completed the prestigious Emerging Leaders Initiative Program through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Possessing in-depth industry knowledge, significant leadership capabilities and experience, Mike has a true passion for the Q4 employees, products and customers. Mike is a west coast native from Orange County, California, and has a keen interest in surfing and boating.