Boeing Faces Quality Control Issues, Leads to Departure of Top Executives

Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun to retire at the end of 2024.

Boeing is facing heightened scrutiny and quality control issues, leading to the departure of three top executives. These include chief executive Dave Calhoun, board chair Larry Kellner, and head of commercial airplanes Stan Deal.

Calhoun, who had previously served on Boeing’s board of directors for 10 years before becoming chief executive in 2020, was known for his operational skills, communication style, and crisis management abilities. However, the incident involving an Alaska Airlines jet where a piece fell off midflight on January 5th brought to light issues with Boeing’s manufacturing and quality control processes.

Kellner will not stand for re-election at the upcoming shareholder meeting and Deal will retire effective Monday. This decision was made after careful consideration and evaluation of the company’s leadership needs in response to these issues.

As this is a developing story, updates on the situation will be provided as more information becomes available.

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