Bill Donohue was named corporate vice president of Maintenance and Technical Services in January 2012. He is responsible for maintenance of the aircraft fleet and aircraft maintenance facilities across the country.
Prior to his current role, Donohue was vice president of Technical Operations for Mesaba Airlines. He has an extensive background in the airline industry, where he began his career in 1980 as a mechanic for Eastern Airlines and later worked for United Airlines. He quickly moved up at United, serving as a maintenance planner and a maintenance foreman before holding managerial positions over a seven-year period.
In October 2004, Donohue moved to Air Wisconsin, where he served as a director of hub operations at Chicago O'Hare. In May 2005, he moved to Mesaba as director of Maintenance Planning and Heavy Maintenance, and was named director of Maintenance in 2007.
Donohue graduated as an FAA airframe and power plant mechanic from Teterboro School of Aeronautics in Teterboro, N.J., and also earned an associate’s degree in professional studies. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business.