Boeing splits CEO, chairman role amid MAX crisis

TIL Desk/Business/New York/ Boeing unveiled a shift to its leadership structure on Friday as it manages the 737 MAX crisis, announcing that Dennis Muilenburg will remain chief executive but step down as chairman.

The company said splitting the roles would allow Muilenburg to focus full time on running the company “as it works to return the 737 MAX safely to service” while ensuring full support to customers sharpening Boeing’s focus on safety.

“This decision is the latest of several actions by the board of directors and Boeing senior leadership to strengthen the company’s governance and safety management processes,” it said in the statement. The company named David Calhoun, currently lead independent director, to serve as non-executive chairman.

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