The Boeing Company today announced that Roger Krone has been selected as vice president and general manager of Army programs and leader of the Philadelphia business site. He is replacing Charles A. Vehlow, who tendered his resignation for personal reasons, effective May 8. Krone will report to Philadelphia to assume his new duties that same day.
Michael Sears, executive vice president of the Boeing Company and president of Boeing Aircraft & Missile Systems, noted that "Roger Krone is an extraordinary leader and business man. His engineering background and variety of engineering, program and business assignments made him a clear choice for this very challenging assignment."
Sears also said of Vehlow that, "his 12 years with Boeing have produced a substantial number of important contributions to our rotorcraft and ordnance programs. Chuck led the Comanche, Apache and other programs during critical phases of their development. We appreciate his great work and wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
Krone is enthusiastic about his new duties. "I share the goal that our Philadelphia and Mesa sites reach their full potential and that our Army program business continues to grow and prosper. I eagerly look forward to being part of the Boeing Army program team!"
Krone currently serves as vice president and general manager of Business Management and chief financial officer for Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems, headquartered in St. Louis. For the past three years, the military business of Boeing has been the profit leader for the company. Previously, Krone served in management positions with General Dynamics and McDonnell Douglas. He holds a BS in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech, an MS in aerospace engineering from University of Texas at Arlington, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.