Delta’s Anderson Retires From Chairman Post After 5 Months

Delta Air Lines Inc. said Richard Anderson retired from the executive chairman position he has held since stepping down as chief executive officer at the beginning of May.

Frank Drake, the former CEO of Home Depot inc. who has been on Delta’s board since July 2014, will become non-executive chairman, the Atlanta-based airline said Tuesday in a statement. A Delta spokesman said the company wouldn’t comment beyond the statement.

Anderson served as the carrier’s CEO from August 2007 to May this year, stepping down at age 61. Ed Bastian, who succeeded Anderson, said at the time that he planned to look abroad to further Anderson’s efforts to make Delta a more global carrier.

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