Boeing names Shared Services Group director for Chicago World Headquarters

The Boeing Company today announced the selection of Robert Paul as director for Boeing Shared Services Group - World Headquarters. The appointment was made by Laurette Koellner, Boeing senior vice president and president of Shared Services Group. Shared Services Group provides support services globally to the company.

"In May, we announced the selection of Chicago as the site of our new Boeing World Headquarters," Koellner said. "This move marks the continuing transformation of the company - we intend to take a global view of opportunities for long-term growth. Shared Services, as a service provider to World Headquarters, is in position to support this strategy and to provide day-to-day world-class services.

"I selected Robert for this new assignment because of his record of providing outstanding service at our world-class Leadership Center in St. Louis. Our new World Headquarters will receive this same level of service excellence."

Paul will lead the organization responsible for developing and delivering all Shared Services products and services at the World Headquarters in Chicago. His new organization will provide computing and information services, facilities services, people services, security and fire protection, logistics, and will manage safety, health and environmental affairs.

In this role, Paul will be the senior Shared Services executive assigned to the World Headquarters. He will work with John Warner, Boeing senior vice president and chief administrative officer.

Paul currently is director, operations at the Boeing Leadership Center in St. Louis. He will continue in this role in addition to his new responsibilities. He will report to Koellner and Steve Mercer, vice president of Boeing Learning and Leadership Development.

"Robert is an excellent leader for this position," Mercer said. "The experience he gained in supervising the construction and setting up operations for our Leadership Center has made it into a world-class facility. This experience will apply directly to setting up an outstanding services operation at our World Headquarters. He thinks 'out of the box' and will not be satisfied with anything less than the highest customer satisfaction."

Paul has been with Boeing 14 years. He joined the company in St. Louis in 1987 as a group manager for food operations. In 1992 he moved to the Human Resources field where he provided HR management support to a number of organizations. He joined Learning & Leadership Development as manager of administration in 1997 and moved to the Leadership Center that year as senior manager, operations. He was named director in 2000.

Paul is a graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis with a bachelor's degree in business administration.

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June 2001

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