United Airlines Executive Joins Boeing Services Unit

Boeing Commercial Airplanes announced today that Louis Mancini has been named vice president -- Maintenance Operations Services, a unit of the company's newly restructured Commercial Aviation Services organization.

Mancini joins Boeing from United Airlines, where he has served as vice president -- Engineering and Technical Support since 1995. He also has held executive posts at Northwest Airlines.

In his new position at Boeing, Mancini will oversee an organization responsible for airplane maintenance information, engineering and planning; airplane-on-the-ground (AOG) and recovery services; component maintenance; and Boeing subsidiaries Continental Graphics and AeroInfo Systems.

Mancini earned a doctorate and master of science degree in operations research from Stanford University. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in general engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Mancini is active in civic and industry affairs. In 1999 the Air Transport Association presented him with its annual award for leadership and achievement in recognition of his contributions to the maintenance and engineering functions.

"Lou Mancini is widely respected in the air transport industry, and his talents will help Boeing maintain its industry-leading reputation for customer satisfaction," said Mike Bair, executive vice president of Commercial Aviation Services. "His years of experience at United Airlines will complement the skills and expertise of our entire services organization."

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