Boeing's board of directors has elected
Leanne Caret as President and Chief Executive Officer of the
company's Defense, Space & Security business, effective 1 March
Leanne will succeed Chris Chadwick, who has announced his retirement
from the company.
Leanne, a 28-year company veteran,
currently leads the unit's Global Services & Support business,
which has approximately 13,000 employees in 295 locations around
the world. With $9 billion in revenues, it is the U.S. Department
of Defense's largest performance-based logistics contractor and an
industry leader in providing sustainment services for a diverse
range of military products and systems.
"Leanne has a track
record of delivering results, an intense customer focus, and the
global acumen necessary to build on the existing strengths of our
defense, space and security business and grow it for the future,"
said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO,
Dennis Muilenburg. "She
also is an experienced and inspirational leader who understands
all aspects of our business, operates with a One Boeing
perspective and has the trust and respect of our employees and our
Chris, 55, retires this spring
after a 34-year career that included a range of senior executive
roles. He has led the $30-billion Defense, Space & Security unit
since December 2013, after previously leading its Military
Aircraft business, which is home to the organization's tactical
aircraft, rotorcraft, and weapons programs, among others.
"We thank Chris for the dedication and commitment to Boeing that
underpinned the extensive contributions he made to this company
throughout his career," Muilenburg said. "His leadership and
strategic focus during a challenging time in our markets has prepared us to move forward with confidence and improved
Ed Dolanski, 48, will succeed Leanne as
president of Global Services & Support.
Ed is currently
president and chief executive officer of Boeing subsidiary Aviall,
one of the largest providers of new aviation parts and aftermarket
supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense
In addition to becoming CEO of the Defense,
Space & Security organization, Leanne also becomes a Boeing
executive vice president and joins the company's executive
Leanne's Boeing career began in 1988. Before
leading the services and support organization she was chief
financial officer for the defense, space and security unit and,
before that, vice president and general manager of its rotorcraft
Leanne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration from Kansas State University and a Master
of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University.
She also earned certifications from Harvard University in the
Program for Leadership Development and the International Security
Defense Program, and completed the Integral Leadership Program at
the University of Notre Dame.
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