Scott Carson Named New President Of Boeing Commercial
Over the past several
years, Alan Mulally (right) oversaw a business turnaround at
Boeing's Commercial Airplane operation... a fact surely not lost on
beleaguered automaker Ford Motor Company, who in a surprise move
Tuesday named Mulally as its new chief executive officer.
"Clearly, the challenges Boeing faced in recent years have many
parallels to our own," said current Ford CEO William Clay Ford to
the Wall Street Journal. Ford will remain with the troubled
automaker -- which has seen its fortunes turn for the worse over
the past several years, as people moved away from buying large
trucks -- as chairman.
Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney named Scott E.
Carson -- a 34-year veteran at Boeing -- to replace Mulally as head
of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, effective immediately.
"Scott Carson is a seasoned and well-respected leader who knows
our customers, our business strategies, and our products and
services inside and out," said McNerney. "He is uniquely qualified
to step in and lead our commercial airplanes team and continue to
advance our performance and growth plans."
Boeing also named James M. Jamieson, 58, to the new position of
chief operating officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jamieson
currently serves as senior vice president, Engineering, Operations
& Technology, at Boeing's corporate offices in Chicago.
Jamieson will report to Carson and oversee airplane operations and
"Adding the strength of Jim's background and experience in
engineering, operations and product development will make our
already strong Commercial Airplanes team even stronger," said
Carson has a long record of accomplishment across Boeing. In his
most recent position he reinvigorated sales of Boeing commercial
airplanes and related services to airline customers and leasing
companies around the world.
"I am excited and energized by the prospect of leading the
people of this great business," Carson said. "We will remain
steadfast and focused on executing our growth and productivity
strategies, and meeting our commitments to our customers."
Carson will continue to lead the Commercial Airplanes sales team
until a successor is named. In a statement Tuesday, McNerney wished
Mulally well as he moves on to his next challenge.
"We thank Alan for his enduring contributions and nearly 40
years of service to our company," said McNerney. "We wish him great
success as he moves on to become CEO at Ford."