Boeing shakes up defense unit leadership

Boeing Co. has announced a wide-ranging series of leadership changes in its Integrated Defense Systems unit.

The new assignments affect 14 senior executives and will position the $32 billion unit for further success in its defense and space markets, said Jim Albaugh, president and chief executive of IDS at Boeing.

Among the major changes:
  • John Lockard becomes chief operating officer of Integrated Defense Systems and will serve as Albaugh's deputy. Lockard previously led IDS' Precision Engagement and Mobility Systems division.
  • Pat Finneran, who previously led the IDS Support Services business, moves to vice president of operations and supplier management, replacing John Van Gels, who began a special assignment last month.
  • Dennis Muilenburg becomes president of IDS Support Systems, replacing Finneran. Muilenburg previously led the company's Combat Systems division and the Future Combat Systems program.
  • Bill Schnettgoecke becomes vice president and deputy, operations and supplier management. He will also retain his previous duties leading the companywide Lean productivity initiative.
  • Charles Toups becomes vice president of IDS Engineering. He was vice president of navigation and communications systems at Space and Intelligence Systems.

The changes take effect Monday, Feb. 4.

Boeing of Chicago ranks No. 2 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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