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February 15, 2022

Wing Announces CTO Adam Woodworth as new CEO

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  • , Life at Wing

We’re excited to announce that longtime chief technology officer Adam Woodworth has been appointed Wing’s new CEO. Adam joined Wing in 2014, and has overseen our largest organization–running product, technology and engineering–for the past four years. 

James Ryan Burgess led Wing through a period of remarkable growth over the past four years as CEO, from our early R&D phase to the launch of commercial drone delivery services on three continents. James had stepped away from the day-to-day management of Wing for the past few months to attend to a health issue, and recently underwent a successful medical procedure to address it. James is well on his way to a full recovery, and we’re grateful that he will continue to support Wing in an advisory role. 

James and Adam co-led Wing in 2017, and then divided responsibilities as CEO and CTO as the company graduated from X, Alphabet's Moonshot factory, to become an Alphabet subsidiary in 2018. Together, they helped Wing establish the largest residential drone delivery operation in the world, with commercial services in Australia, Europe, and the U.S.

Adam's involvement in just about everything Wing has been doing to date, and James’ continued advisory support, will allow us to continue to grow. Already in 2022, with Adam overseeing day-to-day management, Wing has completed 10X the number of drone deliveries it completed in the first six weeks of 2021. We plan to expand a lot more this year around the world, including with the launch of the first commercial drone delivery service in a major U.S. metropolitan area (Dallas/Fort Worth) in the coming months.