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New President @ Boeing China

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Mr. Marc Allen has been appointed president of Boeing China. He will be based in Beijing and report to Shep Hill, president, Boeing International and senior vice president Business Development and Strategy.

Allen, who will be responsible for Boeing's growth and productivity plans and initiatives in China, succeeds David Wang, 67, who is retiring after almost a decade of distinguished service in one of the company's key global markets. Wang will continue to serve as an advisor to the company.

"We are delighted to be able to retain David's services as Senior Counselor in China, said Shep Hill. "His immense knowledge, experience and unique expertise will be invaluable as we work to build on his significant achievements."

As president of Boeing China, Allen, 37, will lead company-wide activities that include government affairs and the development and implementation of the Boeing China strategy focused on new business and industrial partnership opportunities, corporate citizenship projects, expanding the Boeing presence and strengthening company relationships with customers and other stakeholders.

Prior to this appointment, Allen served as vice president Global Law Affairs and general counsel to Boeing International. He has led the company's international legal practice group since its inception in late 2007.

Directly and through subsidiaries and joint ventures, Boeing China employs 6,000 workers. It is one of the largest purchasers of made-in- China aviation parts, committing hundreds of millions of dollars to dozens of suppliers. And it represents aircraft and services interests with annual turnover of roughly five billion dollars.

Boeing and China's long history of cooperation and mutual benefit dates back to 1916. Today, some 6,000 Boeing airplanes fly throughout the world with integrated China-built parts and assemblies. Indeed, China has a component role on every current Boeing commercial airplane model the 737, 747, 767, 777, as well as the world's newest and most innovative airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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