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Boom Supersonic expands team with C-Suite hires

Boom Supersonic is building the world's fastest commercial airliner, and to make that happen, it has appointed two new executives to its leadership team.Stephen Weiland has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Rich Harris as its first Chief Legal Officer.Weiland and Harris will strengthen company management as it focuses on commercializing Overture, its flagship supersonic aircraft. Carrying 65-88 passengers twice as fast as today's flights, Overture has already piqued the interest of both United Airlines and the United States Air Force.RELATED: United to add Boom Supersonic airliners to fleetRELATED: Boom Supersonic awarded contract to accelerate airliner developmentWeiland brings 20 years of experience in financial leadership, corporate development, investment banking, and accounting across multiple industries to Boom."Boom is developing airplanes that will transform the future of travel, and I am excited to help bring that future to life," said Weiland. "I look forward to working with Boom's extraordinary team to build a financial organization that supports Boom stakeholders -- including investors, employees, customers, and suppliers -- as we prepare for the next phase of the company's growth."Boom's new Chief Legal Officer, Rich Harris brings more than 25 years of global general counsel experience across both public and private companies."There couldn't be a more exciting time to join Boom," said Harris."Our team is pursuing an ambitious mission to make the world more accessible, through flights that are faster, more affordable, more convenient, and more sustainable," said Blake Scholl, Boom Founder and CEO. "To accomplish this ambitious, yet attainable mission, we're excited to bring on more world class leaders to help us thrive during these important times accelerating Boom's product and financial development."
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