Mike Riley

Divisional President / AMRO

Michael “Mike” Riley is President of AMRO, a division of Karman Space & Defense.  Mr. Riley is responsible for executing strategic growth plans and ensuring operational excellence.  He has been involved with the development and production of all SLS Rocket and Orion Spacecraft hardware since the inception of the programs.  Additionally, he has spent significant time working government affairs initiatives and building key relationships on Capitol Hill.  Mr. Riley has made it a point to foster these relationships and ensure that elected officials understand the importance of our nation’s space programs and how they impact the economy, workforce and our national security.


Prior to Karman Space & Defense’s acquisition of AMRO in 2020, Mr. Riley served as the Chief Executive Officer for AMRO since 2017.  Mr. Riley is a third-generation member of the AMRO family and grew up in the aerospace manufacturing world.  He began his career after graduating from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2007. He progressed through various leadership roles including, Program Manager and Director of Space Flight Hardware.


Mr. Riley is an active member of Young President’s Organization “YPO”.