Starting today, David L. Calhoun is taking the helm at the Boeing company. He oversees the strategic direction of the Chicago-based aerospace company, with roughly 150,000 employees across the United States and in more than 65 countries.
Calhoun has served as a member of Boeing’s board of directors since 2009 and served as chairman of the company’s board of directors from October to December 2019. He succeeds Dennis Muilenburg who had to step down in December 2019, after two deadly 737 Max crashes.
Prior to leading Boeing, Calhoun served as senior managing director and head of portfolio operations at The Blackstone Group from January 2014. During his time with the investment firm, he focused on creating and driving added-value initiatives with Blackstone’s portfolio company CEOs.
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