Boom Supersonic Expands and Strengthens Leadership Team with Experienced C-Suite Hires
New Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer Join Growing Aviation Pioneer
DENVER, January 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Boom Supersonic, the airline that builds the world’s fastest and most durable commercial jetliner, today announced that Stephen Weiland joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Rich Harris as Chief Legal Officer. The two leadership appointments are part of Boom’s continued growth, strengthening the company’s management team as it focuses on bringing Overture, its flagship supersonic aircraft, to market. Carrying 65 to 88 passengers twice as fast as current flights, Overture is developed on the cutting-edge principles of speed, safety and sustainability.
Weiland brings 20 years of experience in financial management, corporate development, investment banking and accounting across multiple industries. Weiland previously worked at Caterpillar, Inc. as CFO of multiple global divisions including manufacturing, engineering, digital and procurement, which had a combined workforce of over 16,000 employees. He first joined Caterpillar’s corporate development team after working as an investment banker and has additional experience in public auditing.
“Boom is developing aircraft that will transform the future of travel, and I’m excited to help bring that future to life,” Weiland said. “I look forward to working with the amazing team at Boom to build a finance organization that supports all of Boom’s stakeholders, including investors, employees, customers and suppliers, as we prepare for the next business growth phase.
Boom’s new legal director, Rich Harris brings to the team over 25 years of global general counsel experience in both public and private companies. Previously, Harris served as Group General Counsel at Inmarsat plc, a commercial satellite operator headquartered in London, where he also led corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has held additional positions as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Stratos Global Corporation and Segovia, Inc. Most recently, Harris served as General Counsel and founding shareholder of Measure Global Inc., a private commercial drones. .
“There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Boom,” Harris said. “Boom presents a unique opportunity to dramatically improve the way we travel the world, and it inspires me. I’m excited to help build the structures that will help Boom succeed as a generational company.”
“Our team is on an ambitious mission to make the world more accessible, through faster, more affordable, more convenient and more sustainable flights,” said Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom. “To accomplish this ambitious yet achievable mission, we are excited to bring on more world-class leaders to help us thrive and grow in these important times that accelerate Boom’s product development and finances.”
About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic redefines commercial air travel by delivering sustainable supersonic flight in the sky. Boom’s historic commercial airliner, Overture, is designed and committed to industry-leading standards for speed, safety and durability. Overture will be zero-carbon, capable of flying on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) at twice the speed of today’s fastest passenger jets. Overture’s backlog, including purchases and options, stands at 70 aircraft, and Boom is working with the US Air Force for Overture’s government applications. Named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2021, the XB-1 demonstration aircraft was rolled out in 2020 and its carbon-neutral flight test program is underway. The company is backed by world-class investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Prime Movers Lab, Emerson Collective and American Express Ventures. For more information, visit https://boomsupersonic.com.
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