Appointed New F-A-18 Program Vice President
Boeing has named
Christopher Chadwick, 43, as vice president for the F/A-18 program.
Chadwick is responsible for the technical, cost and schedule
performance of the entire Boeing F/A-18 family of strike fighters,
including the F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F and the EA-18G Airborne Electronic
Attack Aircraft. Chadwick succeeds Tony Parasida, who led the
F/A-18 program from July 2000 until his recent appointment as
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems vice president of Program
Management and Independent Review. Chadwick most recently served as
F/A-18 deputy program manager.
"Chris Chadwick is an exceptional leader," said John Lockard,
Boeing senior vice president, Naval Systems. "In 22 years at
Boeing, Chris has led teams for virtually every tactical aircraft
program within IDS. That leadership experience, combined with his
focus on strategy and program execution, prepares him well to lead
the F/A-18 program."
Prior to his most recent assignment, Chadwick served as program
manager for the Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey, a tiltrotor aircraft, in
Philadelphia. In that position, his responsibilities included all
programmatic activities associated with the Boeing MV-22 effort.
Chadwick also served as the V-22 LRIP program manager, responsible
for all aspects of V-22 production, including coordination with
Bell’s Amarillo, Texas-based final assembly operations.
From November 1998 to March 2000, Chadwick was the Integrated
Product Team lead for all communication, navigation, identification
and electronic warfare activities within the Boeing Aircraft &
Missiles Tactical Aircraft (TACAIR) organization, consisting of the
F/A-18, F-15, AV-8B and T-45 programs. Prior to joining the TACAIR
organization, Chadwick held various positions leading business
development efforts on the F-15, AV-8B and T-45 programs, as well
as various engineering positions.
Chadwick joined Boeing in 1982. He graduated from Iowa State
University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical
engineering and received a Master’s of Business
Administration from Maryville University in 1998.