John Tracy, Boeing's chief technology officer (CTO) and SVP of engineering, operations and technology, has decided to step down.
Tracy, who has been with Boeing for 35 years and in his current role for a decade, recently announced his retirement plans as the company began activities for its 100th anniversary, which will happen in July; Tracy's retirement will take effect that month.
“John Tracy has personified engineering and technical excellence at the leading edge of aerospace innovation throughout his 35 years with Boeing,” Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing's chairman, president and CEO, said. “As CTO for the past decade, his leadership, intellect and commitment to bringing together the best of Boeing ensured our success in providing high-value solutions to customers, operating our businesses more efficiently, and enabling investment in future innovation and growth. He will leave us a legacy of achievement that includes a new generation of diverse and talented innovators developed under his watch."
Several other changes to Boeing's upper management will take effect April 4. Those include Ted Colbert, the company’s chief information officer, will also be SVP of information and analytics; Scott Fancher will take the role of SVP of program management, integration and development programs; Greg Hyslop will be the new SVP of engineering, test and technology; and Pat Shanahan will be SVP of supply chain and operations.
Mike Delaney, Commercial Airplanes VP of engineering, will take Fancher's place as VP of airplane development at Commercial Airplanes, and John Hamilton, Boeing's current VP of safety, security and compliance at Commercial Airplanes, will succeed Delaney as VP of engineering.
Shanahan's successor will be announced in the near future.
“These moves are the natural next steps to build on our core strengths and talent, expand One Boeing enterprise best practices and integration, accelerate innovation and competitiveness to win in the global market, and deliver greater value to customers today and tomorrow,” Muilenburg said.
Boeing has a major presence in South Carolina, with a plant that assembles the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in North Charleston.
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