Archer Aviation Reshapes Leadership Team

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In a recent development, Archer Aviation, the electric aircraft developer based in the California Bay Area, announced significant changes in its C-suite lineup. The company revealed the departure of its chief legal officer, Andy Missan, alongside a notable transition involving another long-serving executive.

According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on March 29, Andy Missan stepped down from his role as chief legal officer on March 28. However, Missan will continue to contribute as a senior advisor to CEO Adam Goldstein for a one-year period.

Having served as the company’s lead counsel since August 2021, Missan’s departure marks a shift in Archer’s executive leadership. As part of this transition, Missan will no longer hold an executive officer position within the company.

In response to Missan’s departure, Eric Lentell, previously the deputy general counsel, has assumed the role of general counsel, taking charge of Archer’s legal function.

Archer disclosed that it had entered into a transition agreement with Missan in February, outlining terms that release the company from future claims and provide compensation and benefits during his advisory tenure.

Moreover, another significant transition involves Tom Muniz, who previously held the position of chief operating officer. Muniz has transitioned to the role of chief technology officer, effective March 25, continuing to report directly to CEO Adam Goldstein.

Muniz’s journey at Archer began in December 2019 when he joined as vice president of engineering, eventually ascending to the role of COO in March 2021, as per his LinkedIn profile.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, Archer is fervently pursuing the 2025 certification of its piloted, four-passenger Midnight aircraft. Positioned for potential air taxi missions worldwide, Archer competes directly with fellow California-based start-up Joby Aviation.