Boeing CFO comes out fighting
Mike Sears, the recently sacked finance chief of Boeing, has denied doing anything unethical and says he is 'deeply disappointed' by his dismissal.
Sears was dismissed after an internal investigation by Boeing concluded that he had violated company policy by discussing a job offer with Darleen Druyun, then a US Pentagon official, while she was still working on Boeing-related matters.
Druyun was also sacked as vice president and deputy general manager of Boeing’s Missile Defense Systems unit.
‘At no time did I engage in conduct which I believed to be in violation of any company policy,’ Sears said in a statement released by his lawyer.
‘At all times, I have faithfully carried out my duties on behalf of Boeing to the best of my ability. I am deeply disappointed that the company took the action it did.’
Lawyers for Druyun have declined to make any comment to date.