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Virgin Galactic Picks Disney Veteran as CEO Before First Flight

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. named Michael Colglazier as chief govt officer, changing George Whitesides, who will turn out to be the corporate’s chief house officer.

Colglazier’s appointment takes impact July 20, the house tourism firm stated in a press release Wednesday. Colglazier, a former Walt Disney Co. govt, may even be a part of Virgin Galactic’s board.

The sudden change comes two weeks earlier than Virgin Galactic (SPCE) plans to disclose the inside design of its spacecraft cabin. The firm has been working to develop a enterprise flying folks to house beginning this 12 months, a schedule that might be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“George’s vision and outstanding leadership have enabled Virgin Galactic to reach this point, and I am excited to work with him in his role as chief space officer where he will spearhead our future development efforts,” Colglazier stated within the assertion.

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