Mr. Rickey Oswald, formerly the Senior Vice President of Flight Operations and Fleet Management, has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Thrive Aviation. Rickey joined the company in January 2022 and immediately made a significant impact. With over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, he has successfully developed Part 135 flight departments, held key leadership positions such as Chief Pilot, Director of Operations, and Management Executive. Rickey’s extensive knowledge of the industry and his innovative mindset make him an invaluable leader perfectly suited for his new role.
Mr. Oswald, as the COO, will have a crucial role in managing and enhancing the day-to-day operations at Thrive Aviation. Furthermore, he will contribute to shaping the long-term goals of the company during its rapid expansion. With his expertise and experience, he will be vital in propelling the company’s progress and upholding its dedication to aviation excellence, safety, and client satisfaction.
Curtis Edenfield, CEO of Thrive Aviation, expressed his immense pride in Rickey’s invaluable contribution to the company over the past two years. He eagerly anticipates seeing Rickey undertake the Chief Operating Officer position. Rickey’s extensive experience, innovative spirit, and dedication to operational excellence perfectly align with the company’s vision and values. Thrive Aviation is confident that Rickey’s leadership will make a substantial contribution to their ongoing success and growth within the aviation industry.
Rickey Oswald eagerly conveyed his excitement, affirming, Being a member of the Thrive Aviation team has been a great honor. This company is renowned for its commitment to excellence and providing top-notch experiences to our clients. I look forward to ongoing collaboration with Curtis, the Leadership team, and all of Thrive Aviation.
Stuart Edenfield, Nate Nelson, Kelly Krahenbuhl, Michelle Adair, and Henry Hage have recently been promoted to the Leadership Team alongside Rickey Oswald. Edenfield, now the Vice President of Flight Operations, expresses enthusiasm for the future of Thrive Aviation and the company’s direction under this team.