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03/28/2024 |

Boeing CEO Announces Departure

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Leadership Shake-Up at Boeing

In a significant announcement, Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun revealed his plan to step down from his position by the end of 2024. This decision comes amidst a series of challenges faced by the company, including safety incidents and international scrutiny related to its aircraft.

Boeing also disclosed a major organizational restructuring, with key leaders such as Stan Deal (Commercial Airplane President) and Larry Kellner (Board Chairman) either retiring or stepping down. The company emphasized the necessity of these changes to stabilize and position itself for the future, signaling a significant shift in leadership strategy.

Impacts on Boeing and Stock Performance

As Boeing undergoes these leadership changes, it faces ongoing scrutiny, including a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice into recent safety incidents. Amidst these challenges, Boeing’s stock has experienced fluctuations, with a slight increase following the news of the executive shake-up.

Future Outlook and Leadership Transition

With the impending departure of Calhoun and other key leaders, Boeing is entering a critical period of transition. While a successor has not yet been chosen, the street is already placing their bets on who could fill the role. Included in those names are General Electric CEO Larry Culp, Spirit Aerosystems CEO Pat Shanahan, and American Airlines chair, Greg Smith.