PHOENIX, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mesa Air Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: MESA) thanks longtime Board of Directors member Dan Altobello for 21 years of serving Mesa Air Group as he retires today.
Altobello joined the Board of Directors in 1998, and has most recently been a member of the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee.
“My first encounter with Dan was at my first board meeting where he voted against my nomination as CEO,” said Jonathan Ornstein, Mesa Air Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “After demonstrating that example of good judgement, he has been an excellent board member, serving as the board’s leader for many years. Dan has also become one of my most cherished advisors and friends. His wisdom and intellect are only exceeded by his kindness and generosity. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
Altobello is the retired director and chairman of Onex Food Service, the parent company of Caterair International and LSG/SKY Chefs. He also created Caterair International and served as its chairman, president, and chief executive officer. Prior to that, Altobello held various managerial positions with Marriott Corporation, including executive vice president of Marriott Corporation and president of Marriott Airport Operations Group.
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 129 cities in 41 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and the Bahamas. As of March 31st, 2019, Mesa operated a fleet of 145 aircraft with approximately 609 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.