New COO for Airbus Group

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 17, 2014 15:30

New COO for Airbus Group

Airbus Group COO Günter Butschek has resigned and will be replaced by Tom Williams, EVP –Programs from January 1, 2015.

Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said, “I regret Günter’s resignation. He joined us in 2011, at a time when we were facing a number of challenges in our industrial strategy and in operations. Since then, Airbus has benefited greatly from his automotive-rich experience and personal leadership. I thank him for all he brought to the company, among which the Airbus Operating System is only one of his achievements. I wish him all the best for the future. At the same time, I cannot think of anybody better suited internally than Tom Williams to replace Günter. It requires significant operational experience to be the COO of Airbus and Tom has all it takes to succeed in this critically important job.”

Airbus A350 XWB program head Didier Evrard will succeed Williams.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 17, 2014 15:30