Muilenberg tapped to head Boeing's board of directors

On March 1, Dennis A. Muilenburg, 52, will succeed W. James "Jim" McNerney as the chairman of Boeing's board of directors.


Dennis Muilenburg  

On March 1, Dennis A. Muilenburg, 52, will succeed W. James "Jim" McNerney as the chairman of Boeing's board of directors.

McNerney, 66, is leaving the board after more than a decade of service. Muilenberg has been with the Boeing board since July, when he replaced McNerney as the company's chief executive.

"On behalf of the Boeing board, I want to thank Jim again for more than 10 years of dedicated service as chairman and for the transformational leadership that guided the company through an important period of renewal and growth," Boeing's independent lead director Kenneth M. Duberstein said. "Dennis has proved that he has the leadership skills, energy and vision to build on the strong foundation that Jim established. We look forward to working with him for many years to come as we continue to serve our customers and shareholders, and create new opportunities for Boeing's next one hundred years."

Muilenberg holds a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University and a master's degree in aeronautics from the University of Washington.

Muilenberg served Boeing from 2013-15 as president and COO, overseeing alongside McNerney the company's daily operations and stakeholder issues. With Boeing since 1985 when he came on as an engineering intern in Seattle, Washington he has also served as president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

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