Virgin Galactic Names Disney International Parks Head as Next CEO

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc., Richard Branson’s space-tourism venture, has tapped the former head of Walt Disney Co.’s international parks and resorts as its next chief executive as the company prepares for commercial services.

Michael Colglazier, who is slated to join the company on July 20, will succeed George Whitesides, who will become chief space officer. Mr. Whitesides led Virgin Galactic through its first human space flight research and development program.

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