Dave Calhoun leaves Boeing

Dave Calhoun leaves Boeing

UNITED STATES - Dave Calhoun, CEO of Boeing, announced that he will leave his position at the end of this 2024, the announcement comes under the context in which the U.S. assembler is in a crisis, generated by the Alaska Airlines incident involving a MAX 737-9.

"It has been the greatest privilege of my life to serve Boeing. The eyes of the world are on us and I know we will get through this moment as a better company," Calhoun wrote in a letter to Boeing employees.

According to information from Boeing, the airline's chairman of the board, Larry Kellner, will also be leaving the company, as he indicated at the same meeting that he does not intend to stand for re-election at the next annual shareholder meeting.

As a result, the board elected Steve Mollenkopf to succeed Kellner as independent chairman. In this position, Mollenkopf will lead the board's process for selecting Boeing's next chief executive officer.

In addition to these changes, Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will retire from the company and Stephanie Pope has been named to lead Boeing.

Kellner served on Boeing's board for 13 years and was its chairman since the end of 2019.

"Boeing plays an essential role in our world and serving this company and our people has been a true honor," Kellner said.

Meanwhile, Mollenkopf has served on the board of directors since 2020. He previously served as chief executive officer of Qualcomm. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering.