Allen-william-m definition

The president of Boeing Co. in 1945 when the U.S. government cancelled all of the company’s World War II contracts, forcing Boeing to cut its workforce from 63,000 to 8,000 employees. To keep the company alive, Allen pushed Boeing into the commercial aircraft market. Although Boeing remained in the defense business, producing the B-52 bomber, it also produced the first commercial jet airplane, the Boeing 707.
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