Poll: Will new Boeing president and CEO Dave Calhoun succeed at turning around the company?
David Calhoun, the new CEO of Boeing, took the helm Jan. 13, but the question already on the minds of many industry movers and shakers is: Who will be the next chief executive of the world’s largest publicly traded aerospace and defense company?
Calhoun, 62, has taken over the corner office in Chicago after he informed former President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg that the Boeing board of directors had lost confidence in its one-time leader. Muilenburg, who was stripped of his role as chairman of the board in October, resigned as CEO and president on Dec. 23, 2019. The reason in one word: MAX.
Calhoun is expected to say more on Jan. 29 when Boeing hosts its teleconference about 2019’s fourth-quarter financial results. There will be a lot to cover, including open-ended 737 production halts at Boeing and aerostructures provider Spirit AeroSystems that started this month, as well as charges on Boeing’s earnings due to airline customer compensation and other MAX costs.
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