Spirit AeroSystems announced a series of organizational changes to better align leadership with the needs of the business. Current COO Buck Buchanan will transition to Sr. VP, Advanced Projects, focusing on a number of strategic initiatives. Mike King will assume the role of Sr. VP/Chief Operations Officer, including overseeing Spirit Europe and North Carolina. John Pilla, Sr. VP/GM, Propulsion Business Segment, has assumed responsibility for the Aftermarket Customer Support Organization, in addition to his current role. Alex Kummant has assumed the role of Sr. VP of Oklahoma Operations. John Lewelling will have responsibility as Sr. VP, Corporate Strategy.
In conjunction with these changes, David Coleal will join the company as Sr. Vice President/General Manager of the Fuselage Segment. In that role, Mr. Coleal will be responsible for the company’s fuselage structures and components, comprising more than $2 billion dollars in revenue in 2010.