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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 12, 2023




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6800 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 200



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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.

Appointment of Tony Gingiss as Chief Operating Officer

Effective June 12, 2023, Tony Gingiss was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Terran Orbital Corporation (the “Company” or “Terran Orbital”) and assumed the role of Principal Operating Officer.

Mr. Gingiss, age 54, brings more than 30 years of aerospace and defense experience in design, production, operations, and leadership to Terran Orbital. He spent more than two decades with Boeing Satellites Systems in roles spanning space, ground, engineering, operations, and leadership until 2017. While at Boeing, he supported and led programs across the Commercial, Civil/Defense, and National Security Space Customer sectors. He concluded his time at the defense giant as the Director of Strategic Integration and National Space Communications Programs.

Subsequently, Mr. Gingiss helmed Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS), an aviation and aerospace company, as Chief Executive Officer from September 2017 until January 2021, where he led Design, Low-Rate-Initial Production, Pilot Launches, and Full Production. Under his leadership, AOS revolutionized a new approach to aerospace manufacturing, building a 100,000-square-foot factory, and scaling production to greater than two satellites per day. Most recently, Mr. Gingiss served as Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Orbit, an aviation and aerospace company, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations. His team achieved incredible milestones in the industry such as the first liquid-fueled air-launched rocket, four successful Customer launches, and a first-ever launch from Spaceport Cornwall.

Mr. Gingiss received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and was awarded Purdue’s 2019 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer award. He was also awarded a Charles Stark Draper Laboratories Fellowship and received his Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

In connection with his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, the Company will provide Mr. Gingiss with the following compensation: (i) an annualized base salary of $440,000; (ii) eligibility to participate in the Company’s annual performance-based bonus program, with a cash bonus target of 75% of annual salary and based on achievement of certain goals; (iii) an up-front time-based long-term incentive award of 300,000 restricted stock units, vesting over four (4) years in four equal annual installments; and (iv) a one-time signing bonus of $50,000.

The selection of Mr. Gingiss to serve as Chief Operating Officer was not pursuant to any arrangement or understanding with respect to any other person. There are no family relationships between Mr. Gingiss and any director or executive officer of the Company, and there are no transactions between Mr. Gingiss and the Company that would be required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 14, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Gingiss. A copy of this press release is attached hereto and furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.



Press Release dated June 14, 2023.


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










June 14, 2023


/s/ James S. Black




James S. Black

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary


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