Boeing is reorganizing its defense segment by adding two new divisions and eliminating another to better align with its market strategy.
The two new divisions, Commercial Derivative Aircraft and Missile and Weapon Systems, will report directly to Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing defense, space and security, according to Todd Blecher, a Boeing spokesman for the segment.
“Those market areas are key parts of our strategy, so elevating them to their own divisions, as a follow up to last July’s creation of Vertical Lift and Autonomous Systems divisions, brings greater alignment of the organization structure with the strategy,” Blecher said.
The new alignment is effective April 2. The restructuring also eliminates the development division, which oversaw the KC-46A tanker, Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization (PAR), Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) and CST-100 Commercial Crew capsule programs. Blecher noted that the tanker and commercial programs are shifting from development to production and added that both PAR and GBSD have “achieved key milestones and are on solid foundations.”
Pat Goggin, the VP in charge of the development division, is retiring.
The Seattle, Washington-based commercial aircraft division will be led by Tim Peters and have responsibility for P-8 anti-submarine patrol aircraft, KC-46 and PAR programs. Peters currently leads the company’s flight test activities and is a former program manager for the KC-46.
The missile and weapons systems division will be led by Norm Tew, who is currently the head of engineering for the Space and Missile Systems division.