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Wisk Aero Appoints New CEO

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Wisk Aero Appoints New CEO

Wisk Aero appointed Boeing executive Brian Yutko as the US eVTOL company’s new Chief Executive Officer.

According to a company announcement on Jan. 17, Gary Gysin will be retiring from his position as CEO and as a member of the Wisk Aero board, effective Feb. 1, 2023.

Brian Schettler, Chairman of Wisk’s Board, said he appreciated Gysin’s dedication, commitment, and leadership since Wisk was founded in 2019. “Gary’s authenticity, execution, and vision have established Wisk as a leader in advanced air mobility, built trust among the broader public, and advanced the industry as a whole,” Schettler said.

Having created the brand and formed a leadership team, Gysin has set the direction for the company’s long-term vision, strategy, and goals. With the help of Yutko, who serves as Vice President and Chief Engineer of Sustainability & Future Mobility at Boeing, Gysin has seen Wisk secure a US$ 450 million investment for its sixth generation eVTOL aircraft from Boeing in January of 2022.

“Under Gary’s leadership, Wisk has built an incredibly strong team with a track record of success. We have no plans of slowing down and I’m excited to lead this incredible team as we advance safe, everyday, autonomous flight,” Yutko said.

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