Dave Vos, the head of Alphabet’s Project Wing, is stepping down, as I first reported on MarketWatch.
Vos is stepping down “to pursue new opportunities,” according to a Project Wing spokesperson.
“Dave has helped to build a strong foundation of aviation culture on the team, and brought Project Wing to a place where we understand and can execute delivery missions end-to-end, repeatedly and safely,” Project Wing said in an emailed statement. “We’re grateful for Dave’s contributions and wish him the best of luck in future endeavors.”
Astro Teller, current CEO of X, will step in as interim lead during the search for a permanent leader. Teller oversees X’s other projects, including Project Loon, which is working on using high-altitude balloons to provide Internet access to rural and remote areas, Makani, a project to generate cheap wind power in the form of “energy kites,” and the Google Self-Driving Car Project.