Fabrice Bregier takes over as Airbus president and CEO

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Published: June 1, 2012

Former Airbus COO Fabrice Bregier has taken over as Airbus president and CEO for a five-year term. He replaces Tom Enders, who succeeds EADS CEO Louis Gallois. The company announced the management changes, made at Thursday’s annual general meeting, in January ( ATW Daily News, Jan. 26 ).

The new Airbus executive committee includes Guenter Butschek as new COO; John Leahy remains COO-customers; Tom Williams is EVP-program; Charles Champion is EVP-engineering and Domingo Urena-Raso is head of Airbus Military.

Three Airbus executive committee members—CFO Harald Wilhelm, EVP-human resources Thierry Baril and EVP-procurement Klaus Richter—also have EADS corporate responsibility.

Bregier said the new team’s target for the next five years is “to make Airbus even stronger in developing and manufacturing the world’s best aircraft. We remain focused on our business objectives and while we implement some changes, we foresee overall continuity. Our priorities are providing stability for the production ramp-up, driving integration, and expanding our global footprint.”

New Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier

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