Spirit AeroSystems adds aviation veteran John Plueger to its board

Spirit AeroSystems has a new member on its board of directors.

John Plueger, president and chief operating officer of Air Lease Corp., has been appointed to Spirit’s board, the company said.

Plueger, 60, previously was  CEO, president and chief operating officer of International Finance Corp.

He is a pilot with multiple jet type ratings. Plueger also holds single-engine, multi-engine and intrument instructor ratings.

“John is a prominent leader in the aerospace industry, who brings a wealth of experience to the table,” Spirit board of directors chairman Bob Johnson said in a statement. “We are very pleased to welcome John to the Spirit board and believe it will be particularly valuable for him to share his expertise from the perspective of the airframe customer.”

Plueger will also serve on the audit committee.

He currently serves on the board of directors of Air Lease Corp., the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Pepperdine University’s Board of Regents and The Wings Club Board of Governors.