PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2018--
Mesa Air Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) announced a series of management
changes and additions to help address the requirements of its recent
Jameson Año has been named Vice President of United Express Operations.
He previously served as Vice President of Inflight Services at Mesa
since 2016. Prior to joining Mesa’s executive staff, Año was at United
Airlines for over 25 years where he held numerous operational management
positions including Senior Manager of United Express Operations.
Amber Wansten has been promoted to Vice President of Inflight Services.
Wansten’s previous role was Director of Corporate Communications and
Travel, where she also oversaw Inflight Recruiting. Wansten has been
with Mesa for over 17 years serving in various roles throughout the
“We are delighted to have Jameson dedicated to United Express and our
United partnership,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Mesa. “With his extensive knowledge of the United
Airlines brand, we are confident he is the ideal person to oversee this
critically important relationship,” said Ornstein, “Additionally, Amber
has been a key ‘go-to person’ at Mesa, and we look forward to her
continued leadership and creativity in this new role,” stated Ornstein.
Charles “Cody” Thomas has been named Vice President of Operations
Control and Planning. In this role, Thomas will continue with his
previous duties in crew planning and scheduling and will now also
oversee Systems Operation Control (SOC). Thomas has been with Mesa since
2015 and most recently held the position of Vice President of Planning.
John Collins has been promoted to Director of United Express Operations,
where he will focus his attention to daily operations and performance.
Collins has been with the company for 14 years, primarily focused on the
operation in roles as Dispatch Duty Manager and Manager of Crew
Jeff Rahkola has been promoted to Director of American Eagle Operations,
where he will maintain focus on daily operations and performance.
Rahkola began his career at Mesa in 2007 as a dispatcher and has been a
Dispatch Duty Manager since 2015.
Mesa also announced the promotion of David Niles to Director of
Operations Planning & Analysis. Niles has been with Mesa since 2011 with
over seven years in operational planning and analysis. He previously
worked in the planning department for US Airways.
“These promotions will help build the management foundation we need to
continue the significant growth we have experienced over the last five
years,” said Mike Ferverda, Chief Operating Officer. “Each one of these
individuals has played a critical role in our success,” said Ferverda.
About Mesa Air Group, Inc.
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Air Group is the commercial
aviation holding company of Mesa Airlines, a regional air carrier
providing scheduled passenger service to 110 cities in 39 states, the
District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and The Bahamas. As of August
31, 2018, Mesa operated a fleet of 145 aircraft with approximately 730
daily departures and 3,400 employees. Mesa operates all of its flights
as either American Eagle or United Express flights pursuant to the terms
of capacity purchase agreements entered into with American Airlines,
Inc. and United Airlines, Inc.
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