Boeing appoints Jim Chilton president of network & space businesses
Boeing veteran Jim Chilton will succeed Craig R. Cooning as president of the company's Network & Space Systems (N&SS) businesses, effective October 21.
Chilton was vice president of the company’s Strategic Missile & Defense Systems organisation. Before that he spent much of his 32-year career leading space launch, payload processing and rocket engine programs. Cooning is retiring after 11 years at Boeing.
“These businesses made significant operating improvements under Craig’s leadership,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security CEO Leanne Caret. “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.”