John Hamilton, left, chief engineer of Boeings Commercial Airplanes division, and Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Boeing, testify during the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing examining the design, development, and marketing, of the Boeing 737 Max jet in Rayburn Building on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief engineer John Hamilton , who was leading the response to the 737 Max crisis, is retiring, CNBC confirmed Wednesday.
The new head of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal, and Boeing’s chief engineer, Greg Hyslop broke the news in an internal memo to employees:
“John had planned to retire last year, but we asked him to stay on to help us with the 737 Max investigations and return to service efforts … We are immensely grateful to John for lending his expertise and leadership during a very challenging time.”
The Seattle Times was the first to report the news.
Lynne Hopper, vice president…