Scott Griffin, a 21-year veteran Boeing executive with broad experience in the company's businesses and information technology, has been named Chief Information Officer of The Boeing Company.
Griffin will be responsible for strategic direction of the company's computing and other information technology functions and processes. He will report to Jim Palmer, president of Boeing Shared Services.
"Scott will bring vitality and leadership to one of the most important jobs in the company," Palmer said. "Boeing relies heavily on computing technology to manage and improve its business processes, as well as design its products. This technology is important to our business. We need to be continually on the leading edge."
Boeing is a world leader in developing and using computing technology to design and create high-tech defense, aerospace and communications systems.
"Scott will combine a keen understanding of the information systems arena with a valuable business perspective of how to apply that technology to the future of Boeing," Palmer said.
Griffin recently was named vice president of E-Commerce for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group. Previously, he was vice president of Information Systems for Commercial Airplanes.
"Information technology is an incredible enabler for the commercial airplane, defense, space and communications products and services of The Boeing Company," Griffin said. "We intend to focus the technology to make Boeing even more efficient and more value-oriented."
Griffin joined Boeing in 1978 and has held leadership positions in commercial airplanes, defense and space, and computing.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Fresno State University, a master's degree in business from the University of Puget Sound, and has participated in several executive educational programs, including the Carnegie Mellon Program for Executives and the Executive Program at the University of Southern California.