The Boeing Company (BA)
Voluntary submission by John Chevedden, P.O. Box 2673, Redondo Beach, California 90278
Shareholder, The Boeing Company
Please vote for Proposals 6
Independent Board Chairman
Boeing at least needs to adopt this proposal until the 737 Max crisis is past so that Dennis Muilenburg can focus more on the day-to-day efforts to get the 737 Max flying again. Boeing should go outside its existing Board of Directors for a new Independent Board Chairman to repair Boeing’s reputation.
This proposal is more important because David Calhoun is Boeing’s Lead Director and is potentially a weak Lead Director because Mr. Calhoun and Mr. Muilenburg have an association as directors at Caterpillar.
Plus Susan Schwab, another Boeing director, is potentially a weak Boeing director because Ms. Schwab is also on the Caterpillar Board.
Mr. Muilenburg should consider a furlough from the Caterpillar Board to focus his full efforts on the 737 Max crisis.
Boeing should consider forming a special Board Committee made up only of directors who have expertise in aircraft design and safety.
Until a clean sheet replacement for the 737 Max can be introduced Boeing should consider producing a version of the 737 Max that combines the improvements of the 737 Max except for the larger diameter engines.
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The shareholder asks all shareholders to vote for Proposals 6 by following the instructions provided in the management proxy mailing.