Philadelphia-Mesa Synergy Grows With Boeing Leadership Changes

Boeing has announced new leadership assignments for its rotorcraft program management center in Philadelphia, and its assembly, integration and flight test center in Mesa, Ariz.

Martin H. Stieglitz, formerly vice president, Comanche program, will be the vice president, program manager for the Apache program, based in Mesa. Stieglitz also will be the Mesa site manager. He succeeds Dean Borgman, senior vice president, who will retire in June. Stieglitz will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the Mesa facility. He will transition to his new assignment by the end of May.

Charles A. Vehlow, formerly vice president, Apache program, will be the vice president, program manager for the Comanche program. He also will serve as deputy program director for the Boeing Sikorsky Comanche Joint Program Office, based in Philadelphia.

James J. Morris, vice president and general manager for Boeing Philadelphia and U.S. Army Programs, said, "The assignments of Marty Stieglitz and Chuck Vehlow will be of great benefit to our organization, encouraging synergy between Mesa and Philadelphia in general, and between the Apache and Comanche programs in particular."

Stieglitz and Vehlow have worked on an Apache-Comanche synergy team since completion of the Boeing-McDonnell Douglas merger. Both will report to Morris.

A 34-year Boeing veteran, Stieglitz has worked on the Comanche program since 1991. Earlier, he worked on the B-2 bomber and several missile programs.

Vehlow came to Mesa in 1988 and joined the AH-64D Apache Longbow program in 1991. Before joining McDonnell Douglas, Vehlow worked for other organizations, including 28 years of active and reserve duty with the U.S. Army.



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