Boeing names new Network & Space Businesses president

Boeing recently announced that Jim Chilton, a long-time employee at the company, is the new Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses president, starting on Oct. 21.


Boeing recently announced that Jim Chilton, a long-time employee at the company, is the new Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses president, starting on Oct. 21.

Chilton succeeds Craig R. Cooning, who is retiring after working at Boeing for 11 years. Previously, Chilton was the company’s VP for Strategic Missile & Defense Systems. His career has lasted for 32 years, including payload processing, space launch, and rocket engine programs.

In his new position, Chilton will be responsible for $7.8 billion in his division.

“These businesses made significant operating improvements under Craig’s leadership,” Leanne Caret, Boeing Defense, Space & Security CEO, said. “Jim will now lead our efforts to exceed customers’ expectations by becoming even more affordable, efficient and innovative, with a focus on growth for the next century.”

As Chilton transitions into his new position, Boeing has made a new Strategic Defense & Intelligence Systems (SD&IS) organization. This organization unites Chilton’s previous Strategic Missile & Defense Systems division with Boeing’s Electronic & Information Solutions (E&IS) team. Chris Raymond, currently E&IS VP and general manager, will lead the new organization.

This creates a single team that will handle all of the company’s signals intelligence, undersea mission solutions, as well as intelligence and analytics with advanced missile, sensor solutions, and missile defense systems from all of the company’s domains of land, air, sea, space, cyber, and undersea. Together, the intelligence fusion will create affordable, innovative solutions around the world.

Boeing has a long history in South Carolina, with a major assembly and manufacturing presence in North Charleston.

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