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Wisk Aero appoints Dr Brian Yutko as new CEO

Wisk Aero, an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of an all-electric, self-flying, four-seat air taxi in the USA, has announced the appointment of Dr. Brian Yutko as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2023, the same day that Gary Gysin will retire from his position as CEO and as a member of the Board.

According to a company press release “Gysin shared his intention to retire with Wisk’s Board and Executive Leadership Team in mid-2022. As CEO, Gysin helped found the Wisk brand led the formation of the company’s leadership team and, set the direction for the company’s long-term vision, strategy, and goals, while also strengthening the strategic partnership with Boeing.

“Yutko currently serves as Vice President and Chief Engineer of Sustainability & Future Mobility at Boeing and has served multiple leadership roles at Boeing, including Chief Technologist for Boeing NeXt. Prior to Boeing, Yutko was Senior Vice President of Programs at Aurora Flight Sciences; led Research and Development; and served as a program manager and principal investigator for various rapid prototyping and autonomous technology development programs. He began his career at MIT and NASA; received his Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University and his Masters of Science and PhD in Astronautical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).”

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