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Boeing: Conner, Shanahan in new roles, Corvi to retire

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Seattle, Wa., USA - December 11, 2008, Seattle, Wa., USA - The Boeing Company announced a series of executive leadership changes and a restructuring within Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Effective immediately, Commercial Airplanes Supplier Management, Fabrication, Propulsion Systems and the Manufacturing and Quality functional organization are part of a new organization, called Supply Chain Management and Operations, led by Ray Conner. Mr. Conner has extensive experience in program leadership and manufacturing and supply chain management. He most recently was vice president of Sales for Commercial Airplanes.

All current production and development programs, including the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8, are being brought together in a new Airplane Programs organization reporting to Pat Shanahan, formerly vice president and general manager of the 787 program. Mr. Shanahan continues to have direct oversight and accountability for the 787 program, with Scott Fancher becoming that program's vice president and general manager.

Carolyn Corvi, who led the previous Airplane Programs organization, has announced she will retire at year's end after a 34-year career at Boeing. Ms. Corvi has been a driving force behind the company's successful implementation of lean production techniques.

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