Boeing Announces Re-alignment of Phantom Works Organization; Headquarters Moves to Seattle

The Boeing Company today announced a re-alignment of its research and development group, the Phantom Works organization, which now will report directly to the Office of the Chairman.

As part of this change, David Swain has been appointed president of Phantom Works, as well as senior vice president of Engineering and Technology. Over the next three months, Phantom Works headquarters will move from St. Louis to Boeing Corporate Headquarters in Seattle. Phantom Works will maintain significant operations in St. Louis, Southern California, as well as in Seattle. Prior to today's announcement, Phantom Works reported to Mike Sears in his role as senior vice president of The Boeing Company.

"These changes underscore our commitment to long-term growth for Boeing," said Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Phil Condit "The Phantom Works organization is a critical element of that strategy."

As part of this re-alignment, Swain has been appointed to the company's Executive Council and will continue to lead the company's Engineering Council.

In conjunction with these changes, George Muellner has been named vice president and general manager of Phantom Works, reporting directly to Swain. Muellner will focus on Phantom Works activities directly related to Aircraft and Missile Systems, as well as Space and Communications.