Boeing Appoints Jim Chilton
- Succeeds Craig Cooning, who is retiring, as head of $7.8 billion division
Boeing [NYSE: BA] veteran Jim Chilton will succeed Craig R. Cooning as president of the company’s Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, effective Oct. 21.
Chilton was vice president of the company’s Strategic Missile & Defense Systems organization. Before that he spent much of his 32-year career leading space launch, payload processing and rocket engine programs. Cooning is retiring after 11 years at Boeing.
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“These businesses made significant operating improvements under Craig’s leadership,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security CEO Leanne Caret. “Jim will now lead our efforts to exceed customers’ expectations by becoming even more affordable, efficient and innovative, with a focus on growth for the next century.”
In conjunction with Chilton’s promotion, Boeing is creating a new Strategic Defense & Intelligence Systems (SD&IS) organization by combining the group Chilton led with its Electronic & Information Solutions (E&IS) team. The SD&IS team brings together undersea mission solutions, signals intelligence and intelligence and analytics with advanced missile, missile defense and sensor solutions across all domains – space, air, land, sea, undersea and cyber. This intelligence fusion will offer innovative, affordable solutions to our customers across the services.
Chris Raymond, currently E&IS vice president and general manager, will lead the new organization.
Both Chilton and Raymond will be based in the Washington, D.C. area.
Source : The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) - view original press release