Simplified, Flatter Structure Will Accelerate Decision-Making
Boeing announced on 13 June it is simplifying the executive management structure of its Defense, Space and Security unit in a move aimed at improving global competitiveness.
“We need to be an agile organisation that is more responsive to customers’ needs and committed to continually improving productivity,” Defense, Space & Security President and CEO, Leanne Caret, explained. “We are fundamentally addressing how we compete, win, and grow in Boeing’s second century.”
With effect from 1 July, the current Boeing Military Aircraft and Network & Space Systems segments will evolve into smaller entities reporting to Caret.
- Autonomous Systems: Insitu and Liquid Robotics subsidiaries; ECHO VOYAGER unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV); vertical lift unmanned systems; and certain electronic and information systems.
- Space and Missile Systems: satellites; Boeing’s share of United Launch Alliance; the International Space Station; Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD); Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD); Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM); and HARPOON weapons, among others.
- Strike, Surveillance and Mobility: F-15 and F/A-18 fighters; P-8 maritime patrol aircraft (MPA); Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS); modifications/upgrades to fixed-wing aircraft.
- Vertical Lift: AH-6i, AH-64 APACHE, and CH-47 CHINOOK helicopters; V-22 OSPREY tilt rotor.
Boeing executives Chris Raymond, Jim Chilton, Shelley Lavender, and David Koopersmith will lead these segments, respectively. The Development, Global Operations, and Phantom Works segments, which also report to Caret, will largely be unchanged.