Boeing Commercial Airplanes Leadership to Focus on Execution Today and Into the Future
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Boeing Commercial Airplanes Leadership to Focus on Execution Today and Into the Future

Realignment of Leaders Brings Enhanced Functional Excellence, Future Growth

SEATTLE, Jan. 28 — (PRNewswire) — Boeing (NYSE: BA) Commercial Airplanes President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Albaugh today announced organizational changes intended to strengthen the company's focus on both performance and long-term strategy.

"Our priorities for 2010 and beyond are clear," Albaugh said. "We must execute on our 787 and 747-8 development programs; we must continue to perform on our ongoing production programs; and in this increasingly competitive world, we must develop a clear vision and roadmap for both the single-aisle and twin-aisle marketplaces."

In a move to strengthen processes, tools and functional excellence, Albaugh announced the following appointments:

Albaugh also announced moves intended to strengthen execution of ongoing Boeing programs, including:

Albaugh made further executive changes intended to stimulate future growth, saying in a message to employee message Thursday, "Defining Boeing's airplane product strategy is critical to our future growth. We need a clear vision and roadmap for both our single-aisle and twin-aisle offerings for the future. Also, in the global environment in which we operate, we need a sharpened situational awareness of macro-economic and geopolitical realities".  

Additionally, Albaugh announced the following moves:

Mike Denton will become president, Boeing Japan, reporting to Boeing International President Shepherd Hill. Denton most recently was vice president, Engineering, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He will relocate to Tokyo.

Ray Conner, vice president and general manager, Supply Chain Management and Operations, now has full responsibility, accountability and authority for the entire Boeing Charleston site.

"I have learned a lot during my first five months at BCA," Albaugh said. "This is an outstanding team achieving great things together, and we ended 2009 with a strong quarter, exceeding our forecast for operating cash and profit. Today's announced changes are intended to make the BCA team even stronger to meet current challenges and stay focused on the opportunities ahead."


Jim Proulx

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communication

+1 206-766-1393


Jim Proulx of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Communication
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