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Boeing fires CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg

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Christian Fernsby | Chicago, Ill., USA | December 23, 2019
Dennis A. MuilenburgBoeing announced that Dennis A. Muilenburg is no longer their CEO and a member of the board.
Dennis A. Muilenburg became chief executive officer in July 2015 and president in December 2013.

He served as chairman of the board from March 2016 to October 2019.

Until July 2015, Mr. Muilenburg served as vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of Boeing, where he supported the company’s aerospace business operations and focused on specific growth enablers, including important global relationships, leadership initiatives and development program performance.

Before that, he served as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS).

Chairman David L. Calhoun was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President.

Mr. Calhoun is Chairman of the Board, Boeing; Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Group; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nielsen Holdings.

Mr. Calhoun has served as Senior Managing Director and Head of Private Equity Portfolio Operations of The Blackstone Group (private equity) since January 2014.

Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Nielsen Holdings plc (marketing and media information) from January 2014 to January 2016, as Chief Executive Officer of Nielsen Holdings plc from May 2010 to January 2014, and as Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Nielsen Company B.V. from August 2006 to January 2014.

Prior to joining Nielsen, Mr. Calhoun served as Vice Chairman of General Electric Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Infrastructure.

During his 26-year tenure at GE, he ran multiple business units including GE Transportation, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Employers Reinsurance Corporation, GE Lighting and GE Transportation Systems.

Mr. Calhoun also serves as independent chairman of the board of Gates Industrial Corporation plc and as a member of the board of Caterpillar Inc.

Mr. Calhoun is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Chair of the Governance, Organization and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.


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