New execs at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, a unit of Chicago-based Boeing Co., made several changes to its leadership team to replace retiring staff, officials announced Feb. 20.

Three executives have taken new positions in St. Louis-based IDS. They are:

  • Pat Finneran, who replaces David Spong as vice president and general manager of Aerospace Support. Spong retires April 1. Finneran was most recently vice president of Navy aircraft programs in Naval Systems.


  • Norma Clayton, who was appointed vice president of supplier management and procurement. She replaces Bill Stowers, who will retire May 1. Clayton was most recently vice president of maintenance and modification centers in Aerospace Support.


  • John Tracey, who replaces Thad Sanford as vice president of engineering for IDS. Sanford retires April 1. Tracey was most recently vice president of structural technologies, prototyping and quality for Boeing Phantom Works.


  • The three new appointments "speak highly of the depth of talent at IDS," said Jim Albaugh, IDS president and chief executive officer.

    Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business that provides systems solutions to military, civilian government and commercial customers. Its solutions include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; military aircraft; satellites; space-based communications. The unit is NASA's largest contractor, according to the company.

    Boeing was ranked No. 4 on Washington Technology's Top 100 list, which measures government contracting revenue.

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