Paul Eremenko, CEO of Airbus Group’s A3 innovation center, will take over as chief technology officer of the aerospace and defense contractor on July 1.
Airbus said Tuesday Eremenko will continue to lead A3 in San Jose, California, until the company finds a successor.
Andy Anderson, acting Airbus CTO, will serve as deputy to Eremenko and chief operating officer for the company’s corporate technology office, effective July 1.
Eremenko and Anderson, a two-decade company veteran, will work with Marc Fontaine, Airbus’ digital transformation officer.
“[Eremenko] has over the last year demonstrated a unique ability to stimulate through key projects the cross fertilization between the Silicon Valley and our group research & technology and innovation cultures, ” said Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus.
Prior to Airbus, Eremenko served as director of engineering, advanced technology and projects at Google (Nasdaq: GOOG).
He also worked at Motorola for a year as associate vice president of advanced technology and projects.
Eremenko, an aeronautics engineer, spent four years at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as deputy director for the tactical technology office and manager of the Adaptive Make advanced manufacturing program.