UPDATE 1-Virgin Galactic ropes in Disney veteran as CEO

更新1-维珍银河系住迪士尼资深人士担任首席执行官

2020/07/16 05:08  路透社
(Adds details on Whitesides appointment, share movement)
   July 15 (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc on Wednesday named Walt Disney Co  executive Michael Colglazier as its new chief executive officer, sending its shares up 4.3% in extended trade.
   Colglazier, who was previously president and managing director at Disney Parks International, will replace George Whitesides, who joined the company in 2010 as its first CEO. 
   Virgin Galactic said Whitesides will step down from its board and take over as chief space officer. Both appointments are effective from July 20.
   The move comes after Virgin Galactic in June announced it had successfully completed the second SpaceShipTwo test flight from Spaceport America, as the company prepares for commercial service.
   The space tourism company, which competes with billionaire-backed ventures such as Amazon.com Inc's  Blue Origin, offers zero-gravity experiences to customers and has long-term point-to-point travel plans to quickly transport passengers from city to city at near-space altitudes.
    

(Reporting by Sanjana Shivdas in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya
Soni and Ramakrishnan M.)
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(添加有关怀特赛德任命、股票运动的细节)
路透7月15日电-亿万富翁理查德·布兰森(Richard Branson)的维珍银河控股公司(Virgin Galaxy Holdings Inc)周三任命华特迪士尼(Walt Disney Co)高管迈克尔·科尔格拉齐尔(Michael Colglzier)为新首席执行官,推动其股价在盘后交易中上涨4.3%。
科拉齐耶曾担任迪士尼公园国际公司(Disney Parks International)总裁兼董事总经理,他将接替乔治·怀特赛兹(George Whiteside),后者于2010年加入迪士尼公园,担任公司首任首席执行官。
维珍银河表示,怀特赛德将辞去董事会职务,接任首席太空官一职。这两项任命均由七月二十日起生效。
在此之前,维珍银河(Virgin Galaxy)在6月份宣布,它已经成功完成了从美国太空港(Spaceport America)起飞的第二次SpaceShipTwo试飞,该公司正在为商业服务做准备。
这家太空旅游公司与亚马逊公司(Amazon.com Inc.)的Blue Origin等亿万富翁支持的企业展开竞争,为客户提供零重力体验,并制定了长期的点对点旅行计划,以在近空间高度快速将乘客从一个城市运送到另一个城市。


(Sanjana Shivdas在孟加拉国报道;Aditya编辑
Soni和Ramakrishnan M.)
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