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Boeing's 737 Chief to Retire at Year-End Amid Factory Snarl

  • Campbell to step down after three decades with planemaker
  • Replacement will be Eric Lindblad, vice president of 777X
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The head of Boeing Co.’s 737 jetliner program and site manager for the Seattle-area factory where the popular narrow-body plane is manufactured will retire at the end of the year.

Scott Campbell is stepping down after three decades at Boeing, a career that encompassed all of the company’s current commercial aircraft product lines. He’ll be replaced by Eric Lindblad, who is overseeing development of the 777X, Boeing’s upgraded twin-engine jetliner, according to a memo sent to Boeing employees Wednesday.