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Mr. Joseph A. Czyzyk

Wrong Joseph A. Czyzyk?

Chairman and Chief Executive Offi...

Mercury Air Group Inc
5456 McConnell Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90066
United States

Company Description: Mercury Air Group, Inc. provides a range of services to the aviation industry through four principal operating units: Mercury Air Centers, Inc. (Air Centers),...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Fairfax High School
  • California State University at Los Angeles
  • California State University at Los Angeles. He
  • California State University , Los Angeles
  • B.S. , Civil Engineering
    California State University of Los Angeles
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Mercury Air Group
www.mercuryairgroup.com, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Joseph A. Czyzyk Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Air Group
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Joseph A. Czyzyk
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Air Group
Los Angeles-based Mercury Air Group, Inc. was founded in 1956 by three members of the legendary, World War II, First American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigersâ€"Thomas C. Haywood, Robert P. “Duke†Hedman and Robert J. “Catfish†Raine.
The Flying Tigers continue to hold the top record for U.S. aerial combat victories. It is this tradition of teamwork, integrity and achieving strong results that drives Mercury’s Chairman & CEO-- Joseph A. Czyzyk.Â
Mr. Czyzyk was born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors; he traveled Europe as a toddler and grew up in Canada. His parents moved to the U.S. when he was 16 years old and he became a U.S. citizen.
Mr. Czyzyk has visited nearly 100 nations and has established business operations in more than 45 countries during his career, which started in the airline industry.  He joined Mercury in 1984 to establish the company’s cargo division. As Chairman of the Board, he privatized the company in 2006, after nearly three decades on the American Stock Exchange.
From extensive travels to every part of the globe, but with a special emphasis on South America, Asia and the Middle East, Mr. Czyzyk has deep international relationships which have allowed Mercury to expand far beyond its Los Angeles headquarters.  Civic activism is a cornerstone of his career.  Mr. Czyzyk served as the 2011 Board Chair of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerceâ€"the oldest and most prestigious business association in the Los Angeles region.Â
He is a past president of the City of Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners, having served on the Commission since its inception in 1998 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Czyzyk has the distinction of having served as a City Commissioner under the last three consecutive Mayors of Los Angeles.Â
He also serves as Treasurer of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). Additionally, Mr. Czyzyk sits on the Board of Visitors, Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University and is Chair of the School of Public Policy’s Campaign Committee.Â
Mr. Czyzyk is a decorated U.S. Veteran, having volunteered for two tours of duty (1966-1969) with U.S. Navy Mobile Construction Battalion (Seabees), in the U.S. and the Republic of Vietnam. He is a proud Board Member of the CEC/Seabee Historical Foundation, helping to carry on the Seabees’ “can do†tradition. Mr. Czyzyk also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of U.S. Vets.
Mr. Czyzyk is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles. He and his wife, Faye, are Los Angeles residents and are the parents of four adult children and have one grandson.
Case Style: NHB Advisors, Inc. ...
www.morelaw.com, 22 Aug 2012 [cached]
Case Style: NHB Advisors, Inc. v. Joseph A. Czyzyk
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Description: NHB Advisors, Inc. ("NHB"), the plaintiff in an underlying suit against multiple defendants for various claims in connection with the sale of a corporation, appeals a n order granting defendant Joseph Czyzyk's motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. Because the plaintiff successfully alleged the existence of a conspiracy a n d Czyzyk's participation in it, and because the plaintiffs successfully alleged that other members of the conspiracy committed a tortious act in Florida, we reverse.
Factual Background
Before filing for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 in June 2009, Butler Services International, a Maryland corporation with a headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was engaged in the business of providing outsourcing, project management, and staff services to clients. The plaintiff, NHB, as the liquidator of the Butler Liquidating Trust for Butler Services International a n d related corporations (collectively "Butler"), filed a n Amended Complaint against McBreen & Kopko ("M&K"), Czyzyk, and a number of other defendants, including Butler's officers and directors, for claims related to the management and ultimate sale of Butler. The gravamen of the complaint is that several of the defendants participated in a conspiracy to purchase Butler's assets for far below their value or, failing that, to set up a competing company which would steal business from Butler using confidential information obtained from Butler. Czyzyk, a California resident, is the President and CEO of Mercury Air Group, a California corporation that unsuccessfully offered to purchase Butler's assets.
The amended complaint alleged that, starting at least as early as December 2008, Edward Kopko, the CEO of Butler, provided confidential information to Czyzyk and to Frederick Kopko, a partner at M&K and a board member at various Butler entities, as part of a conspiracy to either acquire Butler very inexpensively or to take key Butler employees and compete with Butler.
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Edward sent an e-mail to Frederick and Czyzyk, attaching a spreadsheet that contained data on all of Butler's U.S.-based staff.
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The spreadsheet was password-protected, but Edward provided Frederick and Czyzyk with the password to open the document.
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Czyzyk claimed in an affidavit that the purpose of the dinner was to extend his condolences with respect to Edward's wife's passing, which had occurred four to five years earlier. During this dinner, Czyzyk and Edward discussed Mercury's potential purchase of Butler.
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The amended complaint alleges two causes of action against Czyzyk.
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Count VII alleges a conspiracy to breach fiduciary duty against Czyzyk and other defendants. Count VII alleges that Edward, Frederick, Czyzyk, Mercury, a n d M&K conspired to breach Edward's a n d Frederick's fiduciary duties to Butler "by collectively concocting the plan to use Butler's confidential information, stolen by password protected e-mail, to structure a competing company to Butler, all while Edward and Frederick were officers and directors of Butler.
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Czyzyk submitted an affidavit in support of his motion to dismiss. As noted above, Czyzyk acknowledged that he met with Edward in Fort Lauderdale to express condolences over the passing of Edward's wife, but claimed that he only briefly discussed the potential sale of Butler, that he spoke on behalf of Mercury, and that there was nothing tortious about the nature of the discussions. Czyzyk also acknowledged speaking with Edward approximately o n e time o n the telephone regarding Mercury's potential acquisition of Butler, but denied making any tortious communications into Florida.
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Czyzyk further stated that over the last four years, in his capacity as CEO of Mercury, he visited customers in Florida approximately twelve to fourteen times. However, none of these visits were related to the subject matter of this lawsuit. Czyzyk has never been a resident of Florida and has no other contacts with Florida.
The trial court denied M&K's motion to dismiss,1 but granted Czyzyk's motion. The court appeared to reason that the amended complaint did not sufficiently allege that Czyzyk engaged in tortious conduct in Florida.
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The amended complaint alleged that Czyzyk, along with other co-defendants, conspired to breac h Edward's and Frederick's fiduciary duties to Butler "by collectively concocting the plan to use Butler's confidential information, stolen by password protected email, to structure a competing company to Butler, all while Edward and Frederick were officers and directors of Butler.
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Further, the amended complaint contains two specific factual allegations against Czyzyk that are relevant for jurisdictional purposes: 1) he was the recipient of e-mail with confidential data on Butler employees; and 2) he met with Edward in Fort Lauderdale-during the time that he and several other defendants were conspiring to have Mercury steal Butler's business using Butler's confidential information-to discuss how Mercury could steal Butler's business.
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And, although Czyzyk claimed in his affidavit that there was nothing tortious about his meeting with Edward in Florida to discuss the potential sale of Butler, this does not defeat personal jurisdiction.
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Czyzyk did not dispute that this meeting with Edward occurred in Florida.
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Furthermore, regardless of whether Czyzyk personally committed any tortious acts within the state of Florida, the plaintiff alleged with sufficient specificity that Czyzyk took part in a conspiracy where other principals committed tortious acts in Florida. Accordingly, because the plaintiff successfully alleged the existence of a conspiracy and Czyzyk's participation in it, and because the plaintiffs successfully alleged that other members of the conspiracy committed a tortious act in Florida, all of the conspirators are subject to the jurisdiction of Florida through its long-arm statute.2 Moreover, because Butler was a Florida resident, Czyzyk's alleged participation in a conspiracy that aimed its tortious conduct at the state of Florida would allow Czyzyk to reasonably anticipate being haled into court in Florida. Therefore, exercising personal jurisdiction over Czyzyk does not offend due process.
Mercury Air Group - Business Units
www.mercuryairgroup.com, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
It is this tradition of teamwork, integrity and achieving strong results that drives our Chairman & CEO-- Joseph A. Czyzyk.
Joe, as everyone calls him, was born in Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors, he traveled Europe as a toddler and grew up in Canada. His parents moved to the U.S. when he was 16 years old and he became a U.S. citizen. With that kind of childhood, it’s no wonder Mercury is an international company.
Joe has visited nearly 100 different nations and has established business operations in more than 45 countries during his career, which started in the airline industry. He joined Mercury in 1984 to establish the company’s cargo division. As Chairman of the Board, he privatized the company in 2006, after nearly three decades on the American Stock Exchange.
Joe Czyzyk, CEO Mercury Air Group
From extensive travels to every part of the globe, but with a special emphasis on South America, Asia and the Middle East, Joe has deep international relationships which have allowed Mercury to expand far beyond its Los Angeles headquarters.
Civic activism is a cornerstone of Joe’s career. Joe is Immediate Past Chairman of the Board of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerceâ€"the oldest and most prestigious business association in the City of Angels.
Mercury Air Group
www.mercuryairgroup.com, 15 Dec 2008 [cached]
Czyzyk Commended For Ten Years Of Service As City Commissioner
(Los Angeles, CA-December 15, 2008): Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Wendy Greuel honored Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman & CEO of Mercury Air Group, on Friday, December 12, 2008 for his ten years of service as a Los Angeles City Commissioner, spanning three Mayoral Administrations and setting one of the highest records for continual commission service to the City.
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Czyzyk stepped down as President of the City of Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners in September 2008, having served on the Commission since its inception in 1998.
Czyzyk Honored: (left to right) LA City Council President Pro Tempore Wendy Greuel presents Mercury Air Group Chairman & CEO Joseph Czyzyk with a City Resolution honoring his ten years of service on the City’s Taxicab Commission. Czyzyk Honored: (left to right) LA City Council President Pro Tempore Wendy Greuel presents Mercury Air Group Chairman & CEO Joseph Czyzyk with a City Resolution honoring his ten years of service on the City’s Taxicab Commission.
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During his service on the Commission, Czyzyk helped lead the complicated taxicab refranchising effort, worked with the Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Police Department on the issue of bandit cabs as well as helped launch the new "Hail-a-Taxi" (HAT) program in the City of Los Angeles.
In addressing the Los Angeles City Council and Czyzyk, Greuel said: "There's no doubt Joe has left his mark on the transportation system of Los Angeles.
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Greuel presented Czyzyk with a formal City Resolution which read, in part, "that by the adoption of this resolution, the Mayor, City Attorney, City Controller and the Los Angeles City Council commends Joseph Czyzyk on all of his achievements and gives thanks for his committed service to the Taxicab Commission and the greater community of Los Angeles.
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That's the least people can do is find a way to serve," Czyzyk told the City Council and he also commended the fine Department of Transportation employees he worked with while serving on the Taxicab Commission.
In addition to his past service to the City, Czyzyk is a current member of the Board of Directors and a Vice-Chairman of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, he was recently appointed to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) and he also serves on the Board of Governors of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation and the Board of Visitors, Graduate School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University.
Czyzyk is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles and a decorated U.S. Veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy Amphibious Construction Forces (Seabees) from 1966 through 1969, in the U.S. and the Republic of Vietnam and he currently serves as a Board Member of the U.S. Navy Seabees Foundation.
Mercury Air Group
www.mercuryairgroup.com, 28 Mar 2014 [cached]
Joseph A. Czyzyk Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Mercury Air Group
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It is this tradition of teamwork, integrity and achieving strong results that drives our Chairman & CEO-- Joseph A. Czyzyk and our leadership team.
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