PHOENIX, AZ – Mesa Air Group, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Paul Foley as chief operating officer, Mesa Air Group. Michael Lotz remains president and chief financial officer, Mesa Air Group.
“Paul brings to Mesa a wealth of operational and leadership experience from his years as CEO of Mesaba Holdings, the parent company of Mesaba Airlines,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group chairman and CEO. “I have known Paul for many years and am confident he is the ideal person to bring the needed skills, leadership and oversight to our operations at a time when Mike Lotz must remain focused on the restructuring of our business,” added Ornstein.
Since September 1999, Paul was president and chief executive officer of MAIR Holdings, Inc., a member of its board of directors and on the Executive and Safety Committees. From September 1999 until October 2002 Paul also served as president and chief executive officer of Mesaba Aviation.
Paul was previously employed as vice president, Operations at Atlas Air, a global cargo operator of 747 aircraft. Prior to that, he was senior vice president, Operations at LSG/Sky Chefs. He also served as president of Continental Airlines’ Chelsea Catering Corporation.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Edwin L. Cox Graduate School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.