Boeing announced on Wednesday that Howard McKenzie, the top engineer at the company's commercial airplanes unit, has succeeded Greg Hyslop as chief engineer and executive vice president, Engineering, Test & Technology, APA reports citing Xinhua.
McKenzie oversees all aspects of safety and technical integrity of Boeing products and services, assuming oversight of Boeing's technology vision, strategy and investment, while reporting to chief executive officer of Boeing David Calhoun, and joining the company's executive council, according to the company.
Before his recent role at Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), McKenzie was vice president and chief engineer of Boeing Global Services, the company's services and support business. McKenzie has also served as vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, the group responsible for testing, evaluating and certifying new products.
David Loffing, the chief program engineer of Boeing's new 777X airplane, takes over as vice president and chief engineer of BCA.
Greg Hyslop will retire this June after a 41-year career, Boeing said.
Hyslop has been on Boeing's Executive Council since 2016 and assumed the top engineering position in 2019. He will support the leadership transition through June as he assumes the role of chief engineer emeritus.