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Boeing Israel taps former Israel Air Force chief as next head

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Ido Nehushtan (Gideon Markowicz/Flash 90)
Ido Nehushtan (Gideon Markowicz/Flash 90)

Former Israeli Air Force chief Maj. Gen. (res.) Ido Nehushtan is chosen to take over as president of the Boeing defense contractor’s Israel office, the company announces.

Nehushtan will replace Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivri, who has served in the role for the past 18 years. Ivri, 87, is stepping down from the position in order to retire, according to Boeing.

Nehushtan served as head of the Israeli Air Force from 2008 to 2012 and has since served as an adviser to a number of Israeli defense contractors, including the Israeli Aerospace Industries.

“Maj. Gen. (res.) Ido Nehushtan will lead Boeing Israel to deepen the activities and the involvement of the firm in Israel and to find new engines of additional growth. He will lead the conglomerate’s strategy of expanding its business with the local market and will coordinate Boeing’s activities in Israel,” the company says in a statement.

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