Alphabet subsidiary Wing has named Adam Woodworth its new chief executive officer. Woodworth, who has served as the chief technology officer at the on-demand residential drone delivery firm since its inception, replaces James Ryan Burgess as the CEO.
Adam joined Wing in 2014 and has been overseeing the product, technology, and engineering divisions at the organization for the past four years. During the same time, James has led the company through a period of growth – right from its early R&D phase to the launch of commercial drone delivery services on three continents.
However, an undisclosed health issue had forced James to step aside from most of his day-to-day duties a few months ago. Recently, he underwent a successful medical procedure to address it and is on his way to a full recovery. But James has opted not to return to his job post-rehabilitation and instead will support Wing in an advisory role.
The company explains in a blog post announcing the…