Another executive has left aircraft manufacturer Spirit AeroSystems.
Two months after CEO Thomas Gentile resigned from his post, Spirit parted ways on Tuesday with COO Sam Marnick as the Boeing supplier works on making changes to strengthen its quality and operational performance.
The company appointed Terry George as interim SVP to lead operations and manufacturing in Wichita, Kansas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. George currently serves as an SVP advisor and VP of advanced manufacturing and product development, according to his LinkedIn.
Marnick oversaw Spirit’s supply chain management, M&A activity and growth initiatives in markets including fabrication and research and technology.
Spirit AeroSystems did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“[Marnick] played a pivotal role in establishing Spirit as an independent company,” President and CEO Patrick Shanahan said in a statement. “We are taking this opportunity to realign to enhance program execution and integration across operations.”
The changes come as Spirit works to resolve issues and recover production levels with its customer, Boeing. The aircraft maker has been grappling with production issues regarding parts for the 737 Max models for months, which caused a delay in Boeing’s own deliveries.