31 August 2009

Boeing Commercial's Carson To Retire

After presiding over a major restoration of confidence and an unusually long period of prosperity Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) CEO Scott Carson announced he will retire at the end of the year.

His successor is Jim Albaugh, 59 currently head of the defense systems group.

Under Carson's leadership - BCA changed from a challenged organization to one with greater focus on sales fixing what had become clearly broken. The one blot on his tenure has been the debacle of the 787. Hopefully Boeing will be able to deliver a first flight before the end of the year as a retirement present for Carson.


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