Boeing Co. has promoted Dennis A. Muilenburg, head of its
defense division, to vice chairman, president and chief
operating officer, effective Dec. 31.
Muilenburg, 49, will
move to Boeings corporate headquarters in Chicago and
will share prime oversight of the companys day to-day
business operations with chairman, president and chief
executive officer Jim McNerney.
Raymond L. Conner,
president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, has been appointed vice chairman of the unit.
Conner, 58, will remain in Seattle, overseeing the portion of
the parent company that now accounts for more than 60 percent
of its business.
Boeing said Muilenburg
and Conner will "join with McNerney in managing a number of
core Boeing corporate processes and activities."
Muilenburg has been
with Boeing for 28 years and has headed the $33-billion,
58,000-employee Defense, Space & Security business since
Conner is a 35-year
Boeing veteran, beginning his career as an airplane mechanic.
He led the units sales, marketing and commercial aviation
services, and before that he served as vice president and
general manager of supply chain management and operations.
Chadwick, president of Boeing Military Aircraft, was named
executive vice president, president and chief executive officer
of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, replacing Muilenburg.
Shelley K. Lavender, vice president and general manager of
integrated logistics at the defense unit, will succeed Chadwick
as head of Boeing Military Aircraft.