Amazon Hires Boeing Vet To Run Prime Air Drone Delivery Unit
David Carbon joins the e-commerce giant, succeeding Gur Kimchi.
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April 3, 2020 - by Ben Fox Rubin for cnet.com
Amazon has hired a former Boeing executive to run its Prime Air drone delivery business, signaling the retail giant's plans to expand the unit so that it can eventually start flying regular 30-minute shipments to customers' homes.
David Carbon, who left the troubled airline manufacturer amid problems at the factory he ran, joined Amazon this month, according to a company statement. He succeeds Gur Kimchi, who had run Prime Air for the past seven years. Kimchi's LinkedIn profile says he continues to work at Amazon.
"We're very excited David Carbon joined Amazon to lead the next phase of our mission to bring 30 minute delivery by drones to customers," Brad Porter, vice president of robotics at Amazon, said in a statement.
"David has over...
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