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Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 1, 2021


Mesa Air Group, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)






(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)



410 North 44th Street, Suite 700





Phoenix, Arizona  


(Zip Code)



(Address of principal executive offices)





(602) 685-4000

(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of Each Class


Trading Symbol(s)


Name of Each Exchange of Which Registered

Common Stock, no par value




Nasdaq Global Select Market


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Item 5.02.


Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


Effective October 1, 2021, Mesa Air Group, Inc. (the “Company”) promoted Torque Zubeck, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance, to the position of Chief Financial Officer to serve in such position until his successor is appointed or until his earlier resignation or removal.  Mr. Zubeck succeeds Michael J. Lotz, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2008.  Mr. Lotz will continue to serve in his role as the Company’s President and will be involved in the strategic financial direction, strategies, plans and policies of the Company.


Mr. Zubeck, age 51, has served as Senior Vice President of Finance since joining the Company in February 2021.  Prior to joining the Company, Torque worked for Alaska Airlines serving in several senior executive roles over the last 10 years leading the Financial & Strategic planning group, Audit Programs, the Virgin America Integration Management office, and the Cargo business unit.  Mr. Zubeck holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Master’s in Business Administration with Honors from Eastern Michigan. 


Mr. Zubeck has no arrangements or understandings with any other person pursuant to which he was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, and no family relationship with any director or executive officer of the Company or any person nominated or chosen by the Company to become a director or executive officer.


Mr. Zubeck does not have any direct or indirect interest in any transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.  


Mr. Zubeck entered into an employment agreement with the Company, effective March 1, 2021, in connection with his appointment as Senior Vice President of Finance of the Company.  Under the terms of his employment agreement, upon his promotion to Chief Financial Officer Mr. Zubeck (i) will receive an annual base salary of $300,000, (ii) is eligible to receive an annual performance-based incentive cash bonus of up to $225,000 upon the achievement of established individual and company operational goals, and (iii) is eligible to receive an annual equity award under the Company’s 2018 Equity Incentive Plan, as determined by the Company’s Board of Directors or its Compensation Committee, provided such award shall have a grant date value of not less than $150,000 in any fiscal year.  


Mr. Zubeck will also be entitled (i) to participate in all employee benefit and welfare programs, plans and arrangements (including, without limitation, pension, profit sharing, supplemental pension and other retirement plans, insurance, hospitalization, medical and group disability benefits, travel or accident insurance plans) , and (ii) to receive fringe benefits, such as dues and fees of professional organizations and associations, in each case to the extent that such programs, plans, arrangements, and benefits are from time to time available to the Company’s executive personnel.


Mr. Zubeck’s employment agreement also provides him with severance in the event his employment is terminated without Cause (as defined in the employment agreement) by us or if he resigns for Good Reason (as defined in his employment agreement). If Mr. Zubeck is terminated without Cause or if he resigns with Good Reason, he is entitled to a payment equal to the sum of his then-existing base salary, plus an amount equal to his annual bonus amount. If Mr. Zubeck is terminated by us or our successor-in-interest without Cause or he resigns with Good Reason within 12 months following a Change of Control (as defined in the employment agreement), he is entitled to a payment equal to the sum of his then-existing base salary, plus an amount equal to his annual bonus. Upon Mr. Zubeck’s termination without Cause or resignation for Good Reason, he is also entitled to the payment of continued health insurance coverage for himself and any covered dependents for 12 months following termination, subject to certain exceptions, and is entitled to immediate vesting of any unvested equity awards.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Dated:  October 1, 2021

Mesa Air Group, Inc.






/s/ Brian S. Gillman



Brian S. Gillman



Executive Vice President and General Counsel