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Insitu Names Interim Ceo

Permanent replacement to be named soon

Bingen-based Insitu, Inc., has chosen Charlie Guthrie to be its interim president and CEO.

The growing business, which designs and manufacturers unmanned aerial vehicle systems, chose Guthrie to serve as Insitu's leader until a permanent president/CEO can be selected.

Guthrie, who lives in Husum, has displayed design experience across a broad range of aerospace systems. He has been an executive with Insitu for four years, serving as the company's chief technology officer.

Guthrie will take the place of Steve Sliwa. Sliwa, who lives in White Salmon, retired on April 1 after a decade as CEO.

"Under Steve's exceptional leadership, Insitu grew from a small start-up business to a recognized industry leader in unmanned aircraft capabilities," said Jill Vacek, Insitu media relations specialist. "We thank him for his remarkable achievements and wish him the very best in retirement."

Insitu -- which became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing in 2008 -- is expected to name a permanent replacement for Sliwa soon.

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