David L. Calhoun assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company. Calhoun, 62, has served in various senior leadership roles within several large-scale enterprises including at the Blackstone Group, Nielsen Holdings and GE.
During his 26-year tenure at GE he led multiple business units including GE Transportation and GE Aircraft Engines. Calhoun has served on the Boeing Board of Directors since 2009 and served as chairman from 11 October to 22 December 2019.
Calhoun said, “I'm honoured to lead the talented people of Boeing as we face our challenges. Working together, we will strengthen our safety culture, improve transparency and rebuild trust with our customers, regulators, suppliers and the flying public. With the strength of our team, I'm confident in the future of Boeing, including the 737 MAX.”
Boeing is one of the world's largest aerospace companies and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide.
Lawrence W. Kellner, Chairman, Boeing Board of Directors said, “With deep industry experience and a proven track record of performance, Dave is the right leader to navigate Boeing through this challenging time in our 104-year legacy. We're confident Dave will take Boeing forward with intense focus on our values, including safety, quality and integrity.”