Thanks for speaking up! I agree with you as well.
Regarding getting the CEO involved, here’s another way to look at it:
The MAP Model — This Mental Model Explains Politics, Protests and Even Your Job.
There’s a framework for thinking about the world that I’ve used for a long time. It’s political, or rather, it…
You can’t just make the change yourself, but you can do the leg work of organizing protest (complaining), research, and suggestion of solutions/tests. But I think you’re right that your biggest change would be indirect through convincing the boss.