December 16, 2014
Top Management changes at Airbus Group
Tom Williams, presently Executive Vice President Programmes at Airbus, will succeed Günter Butschek as Airbus Chief Operating Officer (COO) and will become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Airbus Group. Butschek has decided to leave the Group at the end of 2014 in order to pursue other career opportunities. Didier Evrard, currently Head of the A350 XWB programme, will succeed Williams and in this new function will become a member of the Executive Committee of Airbus. He remains A350 XWB programme director until his successor is appointed. Klaus Richter, Chief Procurement Officer of Airbus and Airbus Group, has been promoted to become a member of the Group Executive Committee of Airbus Group. In addition, he will become the national representative for Airbus in Germany.