New CEO of Rolls-Royce North America

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 27, 2015 20:30

New CEO of Rolls-Royce North America

AIA president and CEO Marion Blakey has been appointed president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America.

Marion Blakey, who will also chair the Rolls-Royce North America board of directors, will replace James Guyette, who is retiring. Blakey has headed AIA, which represents the interests of US aerospace manufacturers, since November 2007. She previously has been FAA administrator and chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Rolls-Royce CEO John Rishton said in a statement, “We are extremely pleased to have Ms. Blakey leading the North American region because she brings deep industry perspective and is a well-respected voice in Washington.” Guyette added that Blakey “is a valued and trusted voice in our industry … This experience — with AIA and previously with the FAA and NTSB — will be extremely valuable to Rolls-Royce.”

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 27, 2015 20:30