Ex-Continental CEO Kellner joins Boeing's board
Boeing announced Tuesday that former Continental Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Larry Kellner has joined its board. The jet-maker always had...
Boeing announced Tuesday that former Continental Airlines Chairman and Chief Executive Larry Kellner has joined its board.
The jet-maker always had a tight relationship with the airline. Kellner's predecessor as head of Continental, Gordon Bethune, was a former Boeing executive and the airline flew an all-Boeing fleet.
The airline merged with United — when the two still-separate operations are combined it will become the world's largest airline — and is headed by Kellner's successor at Continental, Jeff Smisek.
Boeing and Airbus are currently in discussions with the enlarged United, vying for a huge order for up to 200 single-aisle jets expected to be announced by early next year.
Kellner, 52, is currently president of Emerald Creek Group, a private equity firm based in Houston. He headed Continental from 2004 through 2009.
Trending on seattletimes.com
Most viewed photo galleries
The Morning Memo
The Morning Memo jump starts your day with weather, traffic and news
Career Center Blog
Dig into local Gardening