You make an interesting point-but I dont agree. Perhaps you are right and he did a great job. Then if that is the case he was railroaded and shoved out. In which case his "not my fault' is also true and the germans are really to blame (hamburg) for the whalejets delays.
If you are quite happy with him getting 3 years of severance pay that is cool as well. I really dont care on this point as it is EADS (european taxpayers) money.
I think he did a poor job of running airbus. an dthat makes me happy. I was quite content to keep it quiet while he was in charge. Now that he is gone let me explain why I came out on the side of him being a lousy leader (even though I as glad he was doing a poor job..)..
So if truth be told I was quite happy with him being the man. I liked the fact that he kept pushing for the 380. This is good because in MY
opinion this is bad for EADS and hence good for boeing. So I wish they had not removed him. This however was an internal EADS decision out of our control. We all made our bed and now must lie on it. EADS , under his leadership, believed that there was a pressing bussiness case for the 380. That is fine. We do not. So I wish he would have stayed longer b/c if we are right it would have helped us gain more market share- while eads flundered with the 380. Same thing goes for the original 350 design. I believe he kept pushing for no changes. That would have been great. I hope his successors follow the same tack. Keep the 350 as originally designed. We can easily live with that. Actually we can easily live with lots of things but that is for another time.
As far as the share thing is concerned, I really dont care. I hope that the appropriate authorities investigate and deal with this matter accordingly.
Opinions just like certain anatomical parts, every body has one, so if you are of the opinion that the man led airbus to greatness (and the title of largest aircraft manufacturer for 5+ years) than have a nice day. I think people who villify him, and who are vested in eads, have a right to be upset. If he led airbus to greatness for 5 years or so (is this really true? I dont know the history... perhaps it was his predecessor who left airbus in great shape) but then he led airbus down a bad path. They are of course right in having an opinion of him less than yours.
finally, for the salary he makes I think he si quite comfortable if certain eads leaning A.net members have a go at him. And I am sure he does not give a hoot about non eads leaning airnet members.
Do you think he'll be penniless becasue of us? Do you think history will judge him any differently???
Anyways, I hope this explains, A bit better, the post you referenced. Sorry for not explaining it better.