2007-10-21 - Bair replacedBoeing replaces Bair as 787 lead
787 weiter in Turbulenzen<br /> Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Scott Carson named Pat Shanahan vice president and general manager of the 787 program.
Shanahan moves from vice president, Missile Defense Systems at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and succeeds Mike Bair, who will become vice president Business Strategy and Marketing for Commercial Airplanes, replacing Mike Cave, whose move to a position at Boeing Corporate Offices was announced earlier. "Pat's experience and proven record managing demanding and complex programs will allow him to build on the 787 team's success as we tackle the challenges we face in bringing our new production system fully on line," Carson said. "He knows how to deliver results, understands our customers and their requirements, and has the leadership skills to get the job done. "Mike has taken the 787 program from a concept to a market-leading position," Carson added. "The customer focus and knowledge he brings from that experience -- as well as the insight and knowledge of our new business model and supplier base -- will help us immeasurably as we take our next steps with future products, services and business strategy."
Meanwhile Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney named Shephard W. Hill president, Boeing International, replacing Laurette Koellner, who is retiring. At the same time, he named Michael J. Cave to replace Hill as senior vice president, Business Development and Strategy at Boeing Corporate Offices.