Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Boeing's board absent in 787 discussion
Directors need to be held accountable
Why is it that I’ve read of no one at Boeing, including Jim McNerney, being held accountable and fired for the fiasco that the Boeing 787 program has become [“Another 787 mystery: Where’s Boeing board?” Business, Feb. 3]?
This mess has to be costing Boeing tens of millions of dollars and a huge loss of reputation and market confidence. If I were a customer I’d be planning a lawsuit, canceling my orders and looking to Airbus.
In most other companies, someone would be held accountable and shown the door. This is what happens when you ignore your engineers, bring in a CEO with no experience building airplanes and staff the board with compliant, sleeping directors.
Heads need to roll, starting with the CEO and most of the board.
--Richard C. Franklin, Sammamish