Gustav Humbert

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Gustav Humbert (born February 1950 in Celle, West Germany) is the former Chief executive officer and President of Airbus SAS, and a former member of the EADS Executive Committee.

Airbus[edit]

Humbert joined Airbus management in July 2000, as the Chief operating officer and a member of the EADS' (Airbus' Parent company) Executive Committee, and in March 2004 he was appointed Airbus’ Executive Vice-President - Programmes. [1]

In June 2005 he was appointed Airbus President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until 2 July 2006, when he resigned from these various positions as a result of further delays on the Airbus A380 production line and other delivery program setbacks, announced the previous month, on 14 June.

Resignation[edit]

While announcing his resignation, Humbert said the delays were a "major disappointment" for Airbus, and "as President and CEO of Airbus, must take responsibility for this setback and ... offer my resignation to our shareholders."[2]

Personal[edit]

Humbert holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the Hannover Technical University as well as a PhD in engineering from the University of Hanover [1], and was even a visiting professor of mechanical engineering at McGill University in Montreal in 1979.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Source
  2. ^ Resignation Announcement

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