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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2023




(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)






(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
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6800 Broken Sound Parkway NW, Suite 200



Boca Raton, Florida 33487



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)



(561) 988-1704



(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)




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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.

Transition of Gary Hobart to Chief Transformation Officer and Appointment of Mathieu Riffel as Acting Chief Financial Officer

On September 15, 2023, Terran Orbital Corporation (the “Company”) announced that Gary Hobart, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, had transitioned from his current role into the newly created senior executive position of Chief Transformation Officer, effective the same date. Mr. Hobart will help the Company execute on its broader strategic agenda and lead growth initiatives as the Company continues to drive towards anticipated increased financial and operational scale over the next several years. Also on September 15, 2023, the Company appointed Mathieu Riffel (age 38) as Acting Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Riffel currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller and will retain this title in connection with his appointment. The purpose of this transition is to have Mr. Hobart assist in transforming the Company from a small business to a large profitable enterprise. In Mr. Hobart’s new role, he will assist in focusing the Company on increasing revenue growth and controlling general and capital expenditures with a goal of becoming EBITDA positive in Q1 2024.

Mr. Riffel has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Controller since September 1, 2023 and previously served as the Company’s Vice President and Controller from July 1, 2021 to August 31, 2023, during which he led the Company’s private-to-public accounting initiatives leading up to the Company’s merger with Tailwind Two Acquisition Corp. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Riffel served as the Director of Finance at ADT Inc. from December 2020 to July 2021 and as Director of External Reporting from August 2018 to November 2020. From August 2008 to July 2018, Mr. Riffel held progressive roles in KPMG LLP’s audit practice, leaving the firm as an Audit Senior Manager. Mr. Riffel is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Florida and graduated from the University of Florida with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in accounting.

There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Riffel and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Riffel was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer. There are no family relationships between Mr. Riffel and any other director or executive officer of the Company or any persons nominated or chosen by the Company to be a director or executive officer. There are no transactions to which the Company is a party and in which Mr. Riffel has a direct or indirect material interest that would be required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On September 6, 2023, the Company announced a new lineup of seven standard satellite bus platforms that it will offer to customers.
On September 7, 2023, the Company announced the launch of its Responsive Space Initiative to provide customers with satellite buses within certain timeframes.
On September 11, 2023, the Company announced the official opening of its new 60,000-square-foot satellite manufacturing space in Irvine, California, bringing the total size of its existing manufacturing complex to approximately 98,000 square feet.
The Company announced the launch of ten satellites on September 2, 2023, incorporating buses manufactured by the Company for Lockheed Martin in connection with the Tranche 0 Transport Layer of the Space Development Agency’s Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture.


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.










September 15, 2023


/s/ James S. Black




James S. Black

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary