15 November 2013

Spirit Aerosystems names a new vicepresident for A350 XWB program.

Spirit AeroSystems announced last week that Kevin Matthies has joined the company as ‎Vice President, Airbus & A350 XWB programs.

Matthies will have responsibility for A350 program management and be the deputy for all Airbus programs at Spirit, according to a news release from the company.

Matthies previously held positions with Raytheon, Hughes and General Dynamics. Most recently, he was with Raytheon Missile Systems as president of the Javelin Joint Venture between Raytheon and Lockheed Martin. He also served as program director for the Excalibur and Stinger programs.

Currently Spirit workpackages, specially in the central fuselage, are the bottle neck in the A350 XWB ramp-up.

Based on the article “Spirit names Kevin Matthies as vice president, Airbus programs” published in The Wichita Eagle

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