Spirit AeroSystems names new board member

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has announced retired Southwest Airlines executive Laura Wright has joined its board of directors, the company said.

Wright served in a variety of financial leadership roles during her 25-year career at Southwest Airlines, including treasurer and senior vice president of Finance, before retiring as senior vice president and chief financial officer in 2012. Upon retirement, Wright founded GSB Advisory, LLC, providing strategic and financial consulting to non-profits and other businesses pursuing growth.

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the US, UK, France and Malaysia. The company´s core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world´s premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe. More information is available at www.spiritaero.com.