Wisk CEO Gary Gysin to retire as air taxi continues toward certification
Wisk Aero, a California developer of autonomous air taxis, has announced the retirement of CEO Gary Gysin, who will be replaced by company board member and Boeing veteran Brian Yutko effective February 1.
Gysin has piloted Wisk since its creation in 2019 as an air taxi company through a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk. During that time, Gysin was credited with having overseen all aspects in the development of the firm’s four-seat craft – from its initial concept to the sixth-generation prototype now advancing through the certification process. Gysin was also involved in deepening Wisk’s relationship with Boeing – including the latter’s additional $450 million capital infusion a year ago to help propel the bright yellow plane toward production and service launch.
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Those personal and corporate links will be prolonged with Yutko stepping in as CEO. His…