The board of directors of AgustaWestland has appointed Bruno Spagnolini as CEO. He succeeds Giuseppe Orsi, who has taken over as CEO of parent company Finmeccanica. Spagnolini has served as chief operating officer since 2007, and was previously CEO of Agusta S.p.A. The board also named Giorgio Brazzelli, the former chairman of Alenia Aermacchi and Alenia Aeronautica, as its new chairman. Brazzelli will continue to serve on the board of directors.