ST. LOUIS, April 17, 2002- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced the appointment of several executives to new positions. All of the position changes are being made within Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems and are effective immediately.
In making the announcement, Jerry Daniels, president and chief operating officer of Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, said the leadership moves help Boeing to better support the defense industry as it undergoes significant change. “It is important that we position ourselves to better meet our customers` evolving needs,” Daniels said. “As we go through this critical process, we also must structure our leadership so that it best supports our new business directions.”
Charles T. “Tony” Robertson, 55, has been named to the new position of vice president of Business Development for Military Aerospace Support. He reports to David Spong, president of Military Aerospace Support, and John Lockard, vice president of Business Development for Military Aircraft and Missile Systems. Recently retired from a distinguished 33-year career with the U.S. Air Force, Robertson previously served as commander in chief, U.S. Transportation Command, and commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
Dave Bowman, 42, has been named vice president and program manager for the C-17 program. Most recently general manager of the AV-8B Harrier program, Bowman previously served as program manager for international C-17 programs. He reports to Howard Chambers, vice president and general manager of U.S. Air Force Airlift and Tanker Programs. Bowman`s promotion allows Chambers, who also had C-17 program leadership responsibilities, to focus on the range of Boeing airlift and tanker programs.
Bob Feldmann, 48, has been named program manager for both the AV-8B and T45TS programs. T45TS general manager since 1999, Feldmann reports to Pat Finneran, vice president and general manager, U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Programs.
Darryl Davis, 48, who has been vice president of Business Development for Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, has been named vice president, U.S. Air Force Unmanned Systems and program manager of the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle, or UCAV, program. Davis succeeds Rich Alldredge, who is retiring after a 40-year career at Boeing, and reports to Mike Heinz, vice president and general manager, Boeing Unmanned Systems.
Robertson, Feldmann and Davis will be based in St. Louis, Chambers and Bowman in Long Beach, Calif.
Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems designs, produces and provides follow-on support for fighters, bombers, transports, rotorcraft and weapons for the United States and its allies around the globe. As the world`s largest military aircraft manufacturer, Boeing has delivered more than 130,000 military aircraft to the U.S. government and international customers. Among emerging businesses are unmanned systems, as well as well as military aircraft that are based on the company`s renowned commercial airplanes.