A Boeing 737 MAX 10 airliner stops taxiing on the airline.
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West will be tasked with leading Boeing out of the coronavirus crisis that is making the aircraft manufacturer one Record loss in 2020.
He replaces Greg Smith, who is retiring this month after serving since 2011. The company announced Smith’s resignation in April.
West is CFO of Refinitiv and was CFO of Nielsen. Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is also one former GE manager and former CEO of Nielsen.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Brian before and he is an exceptional leader whose extensive operational expertise and commitment to stakeholder transparency will fuel our efforts while we continue to focus on safety and quality, our performance improve and transform our company. ” Future, “Calhoun said in a press release.
West begins his new role on August 27th.
Early on Wednesday, Boeing announced that Stayce Harris, a retired Air Force Lieutenant General, had been elected United Airlines Pilot with three decades of experience on the board. Boeing said she will serve on the aerospace safety and review committees.
“Boeing will benefit from General Harris’ extensive aerospace experience gained through decades of commercial aviation and a distinguished military career,” said David Calhoun.
She is the first black woman on the Boeing board of directors.