Dennis Muilenburg has been faraway from the function of chairman with Boeing, however will stay as chief government, president and director.
The board has elected David Calhoun, at present impartial lead director, to function non-executive chairman.
The board mentioned splitting the chairman and chief government roles will allow Muilenburg to focus full time on working the corporate as it really works to return the 737 MAX safely to service.
This choice is the newest of a number of actions by the board of administrators as the corporate seeks to strengthen its governance and security administration processes.
Calhoun mentioned: “The board has full confidence in Dennis as chief government and believes this division of labour will allow most deal with working the enterprise with the board enjoying an lively oversight function.
“The board additionally plans within the close to time period to call a brand new director with deep security expertise and experience to serve on the board and its newly established Aerospace Security Committee.”
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace firm and main supplier of economic airplanes, defence, house and safety methods, and world providers.
Nonetheless, the corporate has suffered setbacks in current months following the grounding of the 737 Max following crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia.
“I’m absolutely supportive of the board’s motion.
“Our complete workforce is laser-focused on returning the 737 Max safely to service and delivering on the complete breadth of our firm’s commitments,” added Muilenburg.