Dennis ! I hope he comes back
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You have to go all the way back before the Douglas merger.
Who is Ed Wells? Below is from Wikipedia:
Edward Curtis Wells (August 26, 1910 – July 1, 1986) was senior vice president and served on the board of directors of Boeing Company. He helped to design the Boeing 707, 747 and the B-17 Flying Fortress. He was known as the "elder statesman of aviation".
Wells was born in Boise, Idaho on August 26, 1910, and graduated from Grant High School in Portland, Oregon. He attended Willamette University for two years then attended Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1931 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in engineering.
Wells joined Boeing Company's engineering staff in 1931 and was named Boeing's chief engineer in 1943.
He died on July 1, 1986 in Bellevue, Washington.
Below is from Wikipedia:
Clairmont L. "Claire" Egtvedt (October 18, 1892 – October 19, 1975) was an airplane designer and president and chairman of the Boeing Company. Along with Ed Wells, he is considered to be the father of the Boeing B-17 bomber.
Egtvedt was chief engineer on airplanes such as the B-1 mailplane, Boeing Model 15 and Boeing Model 21 pursuit airplanes, and the Boeing Model 40 airliner-mailplane. Though promoted to the executive ranks, he also participated heavily the design of the Boeing Model 80, XB-15, and B-17 models. As president, and later chairman of Boeing he oversaw and approved the development of the B-47, B-52, 707, 727,737, and 747. Flight Global ranked Egtvedt 2nd behind William McPherson Allen as most impactful Boeing boss.
Don't care about any past or present Boeing CEO's they all suck.
Three things at Boeing are apparent now.
1) Boeing screwed the pooch not naming Alan Mulally CEO before he left Boeing to run Ford.
2) Dennis Muilenberg, Jim McNerney and Dave Calhoun should be in jail for approving the 737 Max Clusterpuck. They sure got rich though.
3) As far ask Philip Condit goes, that id--t should be deported to Siberia for the stupid merger with McDonnell Douglas as well as moving Boeing Headquarters from Seattle to Chicongo.
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