Boeing Names VP of South Carolina
Boeing South Carolina fabricates, assembles and installs systems for the aft fuselage sections of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and joins and integrates 787 mid-body fuselage sections from other structural partners. Boeing also will perform final assembly and delivery of 787s from South Carolina to customers around the world.
Mr Jones replaces Tim Coyle, who will lead operations at Boeingâ€™s Aviation Technical Services facility in Everett, Washington. Mr Coyleâ€™s new team will be responsible for modifications and completion of early-production 787 airplanes.
Mr Jones most recently served as vice president of the Everett Delivery Center, overseeing airplane-on-ground, paint, pre-flight and delivery operations for the Boeing widebody models (747, 767, 777 and 787) that are assembled in Everett, Wash. He was named to that assignment in October 2003.
In March 2008, Mr Jones began a one-year assignment as vice president of final assembly and change for the 787, leading the team responsible for assembling the Dreamliner at the Everett factory, and establishing the plans and processes for incorporating design changes, refurbishing the flight-test airplanes and delivering completed 787s to customers. He returned to his Everett Delivery Center responsibilities in March 2009.
Marco Cavazzoni will remain in his current position as vice president and general manager of final assembly & delivery (FD&A) for Boeing South Carolina. Mr Cavazzoni will continue to lead and build Boeing South Carolinaâ€™s FA&D capabilities, and will report to Mr Jones.
Ray Conner, vice president and general manager of supply chain management and operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: â€œMr Coyle has done an incredible job leading the acquisition, integration and operations of Boeing South Carolina. Over the last few years, heâ€™s brought our South Carolina team to an important juncture on the 787 program.
â€œWhile he will be missed, Mr Coyleâ€™s detailed operations background and experience in large-aircraft modifications will be essential in his new leadership position on the 787 program.â€
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