New President and CEO Appointed To Boeing Defense, Space and Security Business

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New President and CEO Appointed To Boeing Defense, Space and Security Business
Leanne Caret, President, Boeing Defense, Space and Security Business

The Boeing board of directors has elected Leanne Caret as a president and chief executive officer of the company's Defense, Space & Security business effective March 1.

She will succeed Chris Chadwick, who has announced his retirement from the company.

"Leanne has a track record of delivering results, an intense customer focus, and the global acumen necessary to build on the existing strengths of our defense, space and security business and grow it for the future," said Boeing Chairman, President and CEODennis Muilenburg. "She also is an experienced and inspirational leader who understands all aspects of our business, operates with a One Boeing perspective and has the trust and respect of our employees and our external stakeholders."

Chadwick, 55, retires this spring after a 34-year career that included a range of senior executive roles.

"We thank Chris for the dedication and commitment to Boeing that underpinned the extensive contributions he made to this company throughout his career," Muilenburg said. "His leadership and strategic focus during a challenging time in our markets has prepared us to move forward with confidence and improved competitiveness."

Ed Dolanski, 48, will succeed Caret as president of Global Services & Support. Dolanski is currently president and chief executive officer of Boeing subsidiary Aviall, the largest provider of new aviation parts and aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace and defense industries.

In addition to becoming CEO of the Defense, Space & Security organization, Caret also becomes a Boeing executive vice president and joins the company's executive council. 

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