Doug Bain, an 18-year veteran of the Boeing Legal department, has been elected senior vice president and general counsel by the Boeing Board of Directors. This appointment makes him a member of the company's Executive Council. Bain, 51, will replace Ted Collins, 64, senior vice president of Law and Contracts, who retires on Nov. 1.
Bain was appointed vice president and general counsel for Boeing on Nov. 2, 1999. Previously, he was vice president of Legal for Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group.
"Doug has an excellent record of guiding Boeing on legal and ethical issues," said Phil Condit, Boeing chairman and chief executive officer. "He was chosen for his proven skills in the legal arena and his extensive experience and knowledge of the aerospace industry."
Prior to his role at Commercial Airplanes, Bain worked in Company Offices for 14 years as senior counsel and then assistant general counsel. In the legal profession for 24 years, Bain joined the Boeing Law Department in 1982. His assignments have included serving as the legal advisor in Boeing labor negotiations with the International Association of Machinists and serving as a member of the team that negotiated European Commission approval of the Boeing-McDonnell Douglas Corp. merger.
Bain earned both his bachelor's degree and juris doctor from the University of Virginia.