empire Leadership



Tim Komberec’s LinkedIn Profile

Tim Komberec is the Chairman and CEO of Empire Airlines, Inc. headquartered in Hayden, Idaho. He was born and
raised in Montana. After high school, Tim moved to Seattle, Washington where he worked for the Boeing Company as an
experimental machinist until entering and serving three years of active duty in the US Army. Upon leaving the Army,
Tim returned to Seattle to attend Seattle Community College and to pursue his flying career.

Tim’s career has been exclusively dedicated to aviation since 1971. He has certificated several airlines, flown
thousands of hours as an airline pilot, check airman and instructor, and managed airline fleets from small turbo
props to large jet aircraft.

Tim currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors of the Regional Airline Association, the Coeur d’Alene
Airport Advisory Board and is a board member and past President of the North Idaho College Foundation. He is the
past Chairman of the Idaho Workforce Development Council and the Chairman of Regional Air Cargo Carriers
Association. Tim and his wife Linda reside in Athol, Idaho.

Scott Makiris

President, Chief Operating Officer

Scott Makiris’s LinkedIn Profile

Focused on creating / increasing stakeholder value – possess international, public-company as well as medium-sized, private-company experience in several industry groups including mining, oil & gas, retail/gaming, airline passenger and air-cargo / aerospace / MRO / UAV-UAS.

  • 30 years of senior-level financial / admin / general management experience
  • Strong operations management background.
  • Business Development
  • Regulatory / environmental
  • Supply Chain / HR / IT
  • MBA / CPA