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MASP Board selects Tim Reid as spaceport General Manager/CEO

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At the December Board meeting of the Mojave Air & Space Port, Tim Reid was selected to fill the position of general manager/CEO.

In April 2022, Reid came to Mojave Air & Space Port as the Operations Manager and Todd Lindner was selected by the MASP board to serve as the new general manager/CEO. Formerly, Lindner was the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Director, at Cecil Spaceport.

After less than a year, Lindner's wife became very ill and they returned to their home in Florida to be near family. Tim Reid, director of Operations, stepped in as interim General Manager/CEO in August 2022.

Before coming to Mojave, Reid served as the Deputy Director of Operations at Portland International Airport in Portland, Maine. He led a team of personnel there and worked with staff, stakeholders and tenants to ensure compliance to various regulatory requirements with the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, as well as state and local entities.

One of his first jobs in aviation was at Denver International Airport as an Aviation Operations Representative in 2002, where he managed the centralized communications center, including radio, voice communication consoles, fire alarms, runway surface sensor system, CCTV master control and Info Pilot system. He served as main point of contact during airfield emergencies and snow removal activities. He monitored centralized security system to ensure compliance with TSA Regulations. He evaluated alarms and initiated appropriate responses. Issued employee security violation notices. He conducted safety and security inspections of concourse, cargo areas and customs facilities. And, he trained as a ramp tower controller.

He even worked with Union Pacific Railroad in 2014 In Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a Freight Conductor and Remote Control Operator of locomotives. He managed training and development for team; provided consistent coaching and feedback to support employee development and contribute to the company mission.

Reid was born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming and has always had a passion for aviation, beginning when he was selected for an internship with the Experimental Aircraft Association at age 16. He soon obtained his Private Pilot License and eventually became a Certified Flight Instructor. He has held several roles in airport management including most recently as the Operations Manager for Portland International Jetport in Portland Maine.

According to his LinkedIn bio, Reid is an accomplished pilot and Certified Flight Instructor and tries to spend his free time flying. He is a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is currently working on his Accreditation. He possesses a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming, and a Masters in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is also a Pro-Board Certified Firefighter, Fire Instructor and previously held credentials as an ARFF firefighter.

Reid is a respected leader with distinguished experience directing operations, initiating change and facilitating trainings. He has built a solid career of managing corporate interests concerning financial objectives, communications and regulatory requirements.

During a phone conversation Reid said, "I enjoy connecting the spaceport with the surrounding communities and inspiring and encouraging our future aviation professionals."

He has experience across diverse industries including aviation and healthcare, where he has established himself as a goal-focused, vision driven leader with repeated success identifying and improving subpar operations and building effective cross-functional teams.

Reid's Credentials include: Master of Aeronautical Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wyoming.