What the.....Paul Foley at Mesa!!!

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CEO Update – October 1, 2008

Mesa Air Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Foley as Chief Operating 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. Having known Paul for many years, I 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 restructure of our business. In these highly challenging and competitive times, Paul will be working very closely with our operational teams and airline partners to optimize our performance and strengthen and grow our partnerships. I encourage you to get to know Paul as he moves about the organization in the coming weeks and I invite you to email him and share your thoughts and ideas.

Prior to joining Mesa, Paul was, since September 1999, President and Chief Executive Officer of MAIR Holdings Inc., a member of its Board of Directors and of 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.

In welcoming Paul to Mesa, I would also like to acknowledge Mike Lotz for his considerable contribution to Mesa, especially during these recent very challenging months. Mike remains President and Chief Financial Officer Mesa Air Group. This continues to be a tough situation both at Mesa and throughout the industry. I remain confident however that working together we will see our way through these present difficulties.

Thank you Mike and a very warm welcome Paul.

Jonathan
 

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He should fit in perfectly with that group of criminals on 44th in PHX.
 

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Well after all those years with Mesaba/MAIR it still needs to be asked.

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Apparantly so far it's kill off one good little airline (Big Sky) and try to kill a second one (Mesaba). He probably will fit right in with JO though....
 

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Bankruptcy cout on the horizon??

He did such a "good" job steering XJ thru those perilous waters!!

BOHICA
 

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Heard from a friend of mine that a bunch of Mesa middle management got fired today..not sure if it has anything to do with this guy or not.
 

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Over 1,000 leaving Mesa with middle mgmt. Outstations closed and Mesa just hired someone versed in the 1113 (c) process. Fasten your seat belts. I'm still amazed there are pilots who think a TA is imminent.
 
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Over 1,000 leaving Mesa with middle mgmt. Outstations closed and Mesa just hired someone versed in the 1113 (c) process. Fasten your seat belts. I'm still amazed there are pilots who think a TA is imminent.

Are you serious?
 

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I suspect that there is going to be a rocky bankruptcy, with unpleasant pilot contract changes imposed. Then the execs will take a very gentle golden parachute ride down to the bank during the structured shut down.

For the first time I really feel sorry for Mesa guys.
 

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This is guy is one of the biggest scum/****************************** bags in aviation. Unbelievable that he has gotten another job after what he did at Mesaba. Good Luck
 

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I think you guys at Mesa can probably get ahold of some of the "What Does Paul Foley Do?" stickers somewhere. I think it'd be a great greeting for him as he walks the halls.

MM
 

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I agree with MM, Send all the excess "What does Paul Foley do?" stickers to Mesa, Make Paul feel welcome right from the beginning.
 

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I suspect that there is going to be a rocky bankruptcy, with unpleasant pilot contract changes imposed. Then the execs will take a very gentle golden parachute ride down to the bank during the structured shut down.
Yeah, bankruptcy is definitely coming.
 

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This is guy is one of the biggest scum/****************************** bags in aviation. Unbelievable that he has gotten another job after what he did at Mesaba. Good Luck
From a corporate point of view what he did at Mesaba was an extreme success.
 

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From a corporate point of view what he did at Mesaba was an extreme success.
Wow, really, I didn't realize that when we were going through it at the time. Thanks (sarcasm)
 

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Also, just because it was a "corporate success" doesn't mean it was right or moral.
 

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Also, just because it was a "corporate success" doesn't mean it was right or moral.
I think that was his point. In business circles, Foley would be considered a hero. So is JO. And many other scumbags. They don't care about morals or ethics. It's all about themselves and the almighty dollar.
 
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