By Dan Catchpole
During a Nov. 1st conference call discussing the company’s third quarter earnings, Shanahan said, "I recognize we have disappointed our stakeholders."
Shanahan just came on as chief executive in October to help turn around Spirit, which has been flailing, along with much of the aerospace supply chain. Boeing and Airbus will be watching Shanahan’s progress. He gained a reputation as Mr. Fix-It during his time at Boeing.