Boeing today announced that Jack Jones has been named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina.
Jones assumes overall leadership responsibility for Boeing’s South Carolina facilities and operations. Boeing South Carolina fabricates, assembles and installs systems for the aft fuselage sections of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and joins and integrates 787 mid-body fuselage sections from other structural partners. Boeing also will perform final assembly and delivery of 787s from South Carolina to customers around the world.
Jones replaces Tim Coyle, who will lead operations at Boeing’s Aviation Technical Services (ATS) facility in Everett, Wash. Coyle’s new team will be responsible for modifications and completion of early-production 787 airplanes.
“Tim has done an incredible job leading the acquisition, integration and operations of Boeing South Carolina. Over the last few years, he’s brought our South Carolina team to an important juncture on the 787 program,” said Ray Conner, vice president and general manager, Supply Chain Management & Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “While he will be missed, Tim’s detailed operations background and experience in large-aircraft modifications will be essential in his new leadership position on the 787 program.”
A 31-year Boeing employee, Jones most recently served as vice president of the Everett Delivery Center, overseeing Airplane-on-Ground, Paint, Pre-Flight and Delivery operations for the Boeing widebody models (747, 767, 777 and 787) that are assembled in Everett, Wash. He was named to that assignment in October 2003.
In March 2008, Jones began a one-year assignment as vice president of Final Assembly and Change Incorporation for the 787, leading the team responsible for assembling the Dreamliner at the Everett factory, and establishing the plans and processes for incorporating design changes, refurbishing the flight-test airplanes and delivering completed 787s to customers. He returned to his Everett Delivery Center responsibilities in March 2009.
Marco Cavazzoni will remain in his current position as vice president and general manager of Final Assembly & Delivery (FAD) for Boeing South Carolina. Cavazzoni will continue to lead and build Boeing South Carolina’s FA&D capabilities, and will report to Jones.
“Jack has extensive experience in running every aspect of production and delivery for our widebody airplanes. I’m extremely confident he will add tremendous value to our team in South Carolina, further strengthening our commitment to the success of the site, the team and the state,” Conner said.