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Boeing Faces Management Changes and Quality Issues: What to Expect from New Leadership Team Amidst 737 Max Recovery Efforts

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to resign by the end of the year

Boeing Faces Management Changes and Quality Issues: What to Expect from New Leadership Team Amidst 737 Max Recovery Efforts

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is stepping down at the end of 2024, amidst the company’s ongoing recovery from the 737 Max crisis. In his letter to employees, Calhoun referenced a recent incident involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 as a turning point for Boeing. He emphasized the need for transparency, commitment to safety, and quality at every level of the company.

Stan Deal, the chief of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), will also be stepping down immediately. He will be replaced by Stephanie Pope, who has been serving as the chief operating officer and overseeing the performance of Boeing’s business units. Independent Board Chair Larry Kellner is also resigning and will be succeeded by Steve Mollenkopf, a Boeing director since 2020.

These management changes coincide with ongoing pressure from regulators for Boeing to address quality issues discovered in an audit of its 737 Max manufacturing processes. As the company continues to navigate these challenges, the new leadership team will play a crucial role in guiding Boeing through this period of transition and rebuilding. The team is committed to improving the company’s reputation and ensuring that it emerges from this period as a stronger company, building upon the lessons learned from its recent efforts to rebuild.

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