Robinson-Berry tapped to head Boeing's Charleston operations


Joan Robinson-Berry  

Boeing Co. in Charleston, South Carolina is under new leadership.

Joan Robinson-Berry has been tapped as the company's new president, replacing outgoing president Beverly Wyse, who will now head Boeing's Shared Services Group (SSG).

Robinson-Berry has been with Boeing for three decades, most recently as the company's VP of supply management for SSG.

“With SSG touching every part of Boeing, Beverly’s in-depth business unit knowledge, her extensive program management experience and her proven ability to successfully implement productivity initiatives will differentiate the company as we strive to become more efficient and competitive,” Boeing vice chairman and commercial airplanes president and CEO Ray Conner said. “To succeed Beverly, we looked for a leader for Boeing South Carolina (BSC) who could continue the great work that is being done on growing the company’s presence in South Carolina and implementing improvements across the site that our teammates bring forward. Joan’s strengths naturally align with these requirements.”

Conner cited Robinson-Berry's "broad Boeing experience" and reputation for being "a strong advocate for employees, a results-oriented leader and a community builder."

"The South Carolina team and community have a true partner that will continue to strengthen Boeing’s roots in the region,” he said.

Wyse's move means Boeing's 787 program will be overseen by Marks Jenks, 787 program VP and general manager.

“It’s always been clear that there is one 787 program and one production system that encompasses operations in North Charleston and Everett, Washington” Conner said. “By more directly linking the reporting relationships we are further integrating BSC into the heart of the program and ensuring the goals and plans at each location are aligned.”

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