Boeing reorganises Defense, Space & Security business unit


Boeing has announced a series of executive leadership changes and reorganisations aimed at accelerating operational discipline, first-time quality and performance while streamlining senior leadership roles and responsibilities. Effective immediately, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) will consolidate its eight divisions into four, including:

Vertical Lift, led by Vice President and General Manager Mark Cherry.

Mobility, Surveillance & Bombers, led by Vice President and General Manager Dan Gillian, which will include KC-46, SAOC, E-7, VC-25B, P-8, Bombers, AWACS/AEW&C, 777X components and all executive transport programmes.

Air Dominance, led by Vice President and General Manager Steve Nordlund, which will include classified programmes; the F/A-18, F-15, T-7, MQ-25 and MQ-28 programmes; and the non-space Phantom Works portfolio, including the Virtual Warfare Centres. Nordlund will also become the senior site executive for the St. Louis region.

Space, Intelligence & Weapon Systems, led by Vice President and General Manager Kay Sears, which will include space exploration and launch programmes, satellites, munitions, missiles, weapon system deterrents, maritime undersea, Phantom Works Space and subsidiaries (BI&A, Millennium, Insitu, Liquid Robotics, Spectrolab, Argon and DRT). Between now and February 4, 2023, Jim Chilton, Senior Vice President for Space and Launch, will continue to manage space exploration and launch programmes, satellites and Phantom Works Space. On February 5, 2023, Chilton will become a senior advisor to Ted Colbert, President and Chief Executive Officer of BDS, focusing on future space ventures.

These changes build upon a consolidation of Manufacturing & Safety, Total Quality, Supply Chain and Programme Management and the appointment of Steve Parker as BDS Chief Operating Officer.

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