Boeing Japan names new president

The Boeing Company has named Nicole Piasecki vice president of Boeing International and
president of Boeing Japan. Based in Tokyo, Piasecki will be responsible for
developing and strengthening Boeing’s presence and partnerships in Japan.
She will report to Laurette Koellner, president, Boeing International.
  Piasecki’s appointment is effective in March 2007. She succeeds Robert
“Skipp” Orr, who has announced his retirement after leading Boeing’s wide-
ranging business activities in Japan for five years.p>
  Boeing is the leading provider of commercial jetliners to Japanese
airlines and a major supplier of military equipment and aircraft to the
Japanese Defense Agency. Additionally, the company is a significant
customer and partner of Japanese industry.
  “We have been developing our partnership with Japan for more than 50
years and have enjoyed a productive and rewarding relationship in that
period,” said Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney. “Japan is
home to very important Boeing customers, and our partnership with the
Japanese aerospace companies is a model for the industry. Nicole will focus
on continuing to strengthen Boeing’s partnership with Japan and will drive
the expansion of our in-country business and government relations
activities for the entire Boeing enterprise.”
  Koellner said, “Nicole’s educational and professional background and
accomplishments prepare her well for this position. She will strengthen the
Boeing team in Japan and lead the company’s effort to pursue new growth and
productivity initiatives. We believe her energy and enthusiasm are a
perfect match for this dynamic market.
  “Nicole has lived and worked in Japan, and is looking forward to
returning and focusing on opportunities for Boeing,” said Koellner.
  Piasecki, 44, joins Boeing International from Boeing Commercial
Airplanes, where she was vice president of Business Strategy and Marketing.
In this role, she was responsible for leading strategic business planning
and marketing for the organization’s products and services. Prior to this
position, Piasecki served as vice president of Sales for leasing companies
worldwide and director of Sales Operations. She also has sales experience
working with Canadian carriers. Piasecki joined Boeing in 1991 as a
customer engineer in the 777 Division.
  Her previous career experience includes working for Piasecki Aircraft
Corporation; Cresap, a Towers Perrin Company; Weyerhaeuser Japan, Ltd.; and
United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft Division.
  Piasecki is a member of the board of directors of the Weyerhaeuser
Company and serves on the (U.S.) Federal Aviation Administration’s
Management Advisory Council.
  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from
Yale and a master’s degree in business administration from the Wharton
School at the University of Pennsylvania. Piasecki also has done additional
course work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Keio
University Business School in Japan.
  Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest
manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, with
capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles,
satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication
systems. Boeing employs more than 156,000 people in more than 67 countries