CHICAGO– Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today Ted Colbert as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of its Defense, Space and Security business. Colbert succeeds Leanne Caret who is retiring after nearly 35 years of outstanding service to The Boeing Company. Stephanie Pope was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services (BGS), succeeding Colbert.
“We are grateful for Leanne’s dedicated service and I want to thank her for her outstanding contributions to our industry, our customers, our company and our employees during her extraordinary career at Boeing,’ noted Dave Calhoun, Boeing President and CEO.
As President and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS), Colbert will oversee all aspects of the company’s business unit that provides technologies, products and solutions to defence, government, space, intelligence and security customers globally. whole. BDS achieved in 2021 a turnover of $26 billion.
“Throughout his career, Ted Colbert has always brought technical excellence and strong, innovative leadership to every position he has held,” said Calhoun. “Under his leadership, BGS has assembled an excellent management team focused on delivering safe, high quality services to our defense and commercial customers. His leadership background and current experience supporting the Defense Services portfolio positions Ted ideally to lead BDS.
As President and CEO of Boeing Global Services, Pope, who is currently Boeing commercial aircraft Chief Financial Officer, will lead the company’s business unit that provides aerospace services to commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focusing on global supply chain and parts distribution, modifications and aircraft maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analysis and training. BGS achieved in 2021 a turnover of $16 billion. Prior to her appointment as CFO of BCA, Pope was CFO of BGS and was part of the company when it was founded in 2017.
“Stephanie brings decades of far-reaching business and financial leadership to her new role,” Calhoun said. “Given her significant experience in all aspects of BGS, Stephanie’s in-depth understanding of the global services portfolio since its inception and the needs of BGS’s clients will help accelerate this meaningful activity.”
The new assignments of Colbert and Pope will be effective April 1. Until her retirement later this year, Caret will serve as Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the CEO, reporting to Calhoun, to support leadership transition, business continuity and critical talent acquisition efforts. .
Biography of Ted Colbert
Ted Colbert joined Boeing in 2009 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services, where he was responsible for leading the company’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, with a focus on the global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analysis and training. Previously, he served as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of information technology and data analytics. In 2022, The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) nominated Engineer Colbert Black of the year, the organization’s highest honour. Colbert completed the dual degree engineering program at the University Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College with degrees in industrial and systems engineering and in interdisciplinary sciences. Read his full biography.
Biography of Stephanie Pope
Stephanie Pope served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boeing commercial aircraft, where she oversaw the finance organization, with responsibility for financial management and long-term and strategic business planning for the business unit. Previously, Pope was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Boeing Global Services, overseeing all financial activities for the business unit since its inception in 2017. In over two decades of service at Boeing, Pope has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility in business units, within programs and at the corporate level. Read his full biography.
Biography of Leanne Caret
Leanne Caret was President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) since 2016. Caret is a second generation Boeing employee who started working for the company in 1988. Prior to overseeing BDS, she was president of the Global Services & Supporting Organization, Chief Financial Officer of BDS, Vice President and General Manager of Vertical Lift, Vice President of H-47 Programs and General Manager of Global transport and executive systems. Fortune magazine named her to its Most Powerful Women of 2021 list for the fifth year in a row. In addition to being inducted into the 2019 Women in International Aviation Pioneers Hall of FameCaret is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society and associate member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Read his full biography.
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