Boeing’s defense head to retire, global services head to take over

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March 28 (Reuters) – Boeing Co (BA.N) stated on Monday the head of its huge protection division, Leanne Caret, will retire just after just about 35 many years with the aviation enterprise.

Caret, who is 55 decades aged, will be succeeded by Ted Colbert effective April 1.

Caret oversaw progress of the productive MQ-25 drone software and the U.S. Air Force’s new instruction jet. She was also in demand of the KC-46 midair tanker, which has been plagued by a lot of difficulties and value overruns.

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Boeing’s defense unit, which has the U.S. federal government as one particular of its most significant consumers, produced revenue of $26.5 billion in 2021, overtaking its business airplane business enterprise.

Colbert, who now heads Boeing World-wide Products and services, will grow to be president and main executive officer of Boeing’s Protection, Area & Protection business. The world wide companies device handles jet maintenance, repair and overhaul, details analytics and pilot coaching.

Caret, who had taken in excess of the protection and space job in 2016, will provide as government vice president and senior adviser to Boeing Main Govt David Calhoun, until eventually her retirement afterwards this 12 months.

The section delivers armed service plane and community and room methods to customers all around the world.

The business named Stephanie Pope as president and CEO of Boeing World-wide Solutions, succeeding Colbert.

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Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Shailesh Kuber and Karishma Singh

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