Wm. Mike Manclark

Callsign: “Mayhem”

Manclark co-founded Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. in 1989 and served as the corporation’s Chief Executive Officer until September 2013. He is a licensed Commercial Multi-Engine and Helicopter Pilot. an active Commissioner in the Orange County Sheriffs Department. Mancark attended business school at Chapman College in California, as well as Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. A Southern California native,

With an “anything’s possible” attitude, Manclark is known for achieving massive success through massive effort. Starting as a young aircraft washer with a bucket and mop, Manclark has completed projects such as Air Force One as chairman of the world’s largest aircraft painting company. 

Awards & Accolades

bank-of-the-west-manclarkVideo: Bank of the West

Mike Manclark started out with a simple plan; make airplanes look nice and never turn down an opportunity. If he didn’t know exactly how to do a job, he worked until they figured it out. It’s how he evolved from “one man and a mop” to the world’s largest aircraft painting company. Impressed with his story, his banker produced this TV commercial about his relentless drive for success.