With no experience in the aviation industry Pompeo and three West Point friends, Brian Bulatao, Ulrich Brechbuhl, and Michael Stradinger, moved to Wichita and ‘acquired three aircraft-part manufacturers there ....
.... (Aero Machine, Precision Profiling, B&B Machine) and in St Louis (Advance Tool & Die), renaming the entity Thayer Aerospace after West Point superintendent Sylvanus Thayer’.
Venture funding for the private organization included a nearly 20 percent investment from Koch Industries as well as Dallas-based Cardinal Investment, and Bain & Company (Brechbuhl worked for Bain at the time).
Brechbuhl and Stradinger left the company shortly after it was founded, but Pompeo and Bulatao continued.
In 2006, Pompeo sold his interest in the company, which by then had been renamed Nex-Tech Aerospace, to Highland Capital Management, which had clients including Lockheed Martin, Gulfstream Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems and Raytheon Aircraft.
Pompeo then became president of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturer that was also a partner of Koch Industries.
So there was Pompeo, trading his Washington job to move to the geographic heart of the country and get deeply involved in high tech, aviation, and the oil business, and became a front man (what else could you call it?) for the Koch brothers.
You can read the profiles of Charles and David Koch in Wikipedia but they won’t really tell you anything of real interest. People with an individual public wealth of more than $50 billion don’t even have to ask people to write good things about them.
David Koch died in 2019 and I’m sure he had an enormous funeral with many nice things said about him.
Just so you know who Pompeo was mixing with:
Pompeo represented Kansas's 4th congressional district from 2011 until his January 2017 appointment to director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Again there is no mention of what motivated him to go into politics any more than there is of what made him drop the law firm and move to Wichita. It must have seemed like a good idea at the time, especially the significant drop in income.
From Wikipedia...

Which means when Pompeo looked like losing the primary the Koch bothers bailed him out. He must owe them big time.
In the general election, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Raj Goyle, a member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Pompeo received 59 percent of the vote (117,171 votes) to 36 percent for Goyle (71,866).
During Pompeo's campaign, he praised as a "good read" a news article that called Goyle, his Indian-American opponent, a "turban topper" who "could be a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, etc who knows". Pompeo later apologised to Goyle for the tweet.
Pompeo received $80,000 in donations during the campaign from Koch Industries and its employees. In the 2012 election, Pompeo defeated Democratic nominee Robert Tillman by a margin of 62–32 percent. Koch Industries gave Pompeo's campaign $110,000.
So let me sum this up. Pompeo went from Washington to Wichita to be front man for the Koch brothers in the aviation industry, and when the time came they bankrolled his election to the US Congress, buying themselves someone who would be the perfect insider. Yep, that’s about it.
Naturally he got himself appointed to the committees that would interest the Koch brothers: all related to intelligence, energy and commerce. From there it was only natural that someone with Pompeo’s smarts, his ambition and his right-wing views, would be tapped to head the CIA.
His whole resume reads like a man either grooming himself or, more likely, being groomed for a role in public life. I doubt we’ve even seen a glimpse of the likely place he’s heading towards.
In the early days of the pandemic scam Pompeo and Trump were giving a press conference when Pompeo said: “We’re in a live exercise here.” To which Trump said, loud enough to be heard: “Should have let us know.” Twice.
Later he was giving as press conference and he was asked if the State Department was preparing to engage with the Biden transition team and he replied that there would be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.
Later he said it was only a joke but it’s not the sort of thing that the third most powerful figure in the administration would normally make in the hyper-tense atmosphere of an unresolved election. He’s not paid to channel Rodney Dangerfield.
Perhaps he was just winding them up, because to someone with any intelligence the Washington press corps must look like a pack of donkeys, but even so, was he letting slip something that is already in play? And remember, he was Director of the CIA.
Going back to the people who he started out with in the aviation business in Wichita: when Pompeo was appointed as director of the CIA he made his close friend Brian Bulatao the COO, ...
... and then when he moved to State he had Trump appoint Bulatao as Under-Secretary for Management, the third highest position in the department. Pompeo also appointed Ulrich Brechbuhl as the Counsellor of the State Department in May 2018
Effectively that puts those three West Point graduates and close friends at the three key posts at State. You could even say that the Pentagon is now running US foreign policy, but then you could make an argument that it always has.
Certainly it would put Koch Industries in a very interesting position if they wanted to know whether any change in US foreign policy was going to affect their interests.

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