Mike Kaufhold Archein Aerospace

Michael S. Kaufhold

President & CEO

When it comes to aviation and aerospace industry engagement, it’s been wheels up for Mike for over 50 years. His first Air Force assignment was as an Instructor Electronic Warfare Officer in F-4C Wild Weasels with the 67th Fighter Squadron on Okinawa. He then served as an F-15 Instructor Pilot and a NATO F-5E Aggressor Instructor Pilot. Mike’s final assignment with the USAF was as the Chief of the Office of Defense Cooperation in the US Embassy for Singapore and Brunei.

Since leaving the USAF Mike has served domestically and internationally in senior executive leadership roles with a wide range of P&L accountabilities across the defense, aerospace and aviation sectors.

As one of the founding members of Archein Aerospace Mike helped capture our guiding cultural principles of service and excellence in the Latin phrases: “Serviam et semper sursum ~ ad astra per aspera” – which translates to “Serve and aim high ~ to the stars through difficulty”