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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Dennis Muilenburg Tapped as Next Boeing CEO

Juliet Van Wagenen

Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing president and chief executive officer effective July 1
Dennis A. Muilenburg, Boeing president and chief executive officer effective July 1. Photo: Boeing

[Avionics Today 06-24-2015] The Boeing board of directors has elected Dennis A. Muilenburg to replace Jim McNerney Jr. as Boeing’s CEO. Muilenburg, who has served as Boeing president and chief operating officer since 2013, becomes president and CEO on July 1, succeeding McNerney, who has held the position for the past 10 years.

McNerney, who joined Boeing's board of directors in 2001, will continue as its chairman. He will also continue working as a company employee until retiring at the end of February 2016, and remain an advocate on issues important to Boeing's U.S. and global customers, partners and stakeholders, including ongoing Washington, D.C., engagement. Muilenburg, a 30-year Boeing veteran, has also been elected a member of the board.

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