Boeing Names New Director for Phantom Works, Integrated Defense Advanced Systems, in Washington, D.C.

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced that Ronald E. "Mutz" Mutzelburg has been named director of Phantom Works for Boeing Washington, D.C. Operations. Mutzelburg, 56, joins Boeing after serving as deputy director for Air Warfare, Office of Strategic and Tactical Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics at the Department of Defense since 1992. He will report to Andrew Ellis, vice president of Integrated Defense Systems for Washington, D.C. Operations, effective today.

"With his wealth of experience at the DoD and the Air Force, Mutz will be a great addition to our Washington, D.C. Operations," said Rudy de Leon, senior vice president of the Washington D.C. Operations Office. "I look forward to his contributions."

While serving as deputy director of Air Warfare, Mutzelburg was responsible for acquisition oversight for the B-1, B-2, C-17, F/A-22, F-18, Joint Strike Fighter, Joint STARS, Unmanned Air Vehicles and numerous air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons programs.

Prior to his last assignment, he served as assistant program director for the B-2, Aeronautical Systems Division at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Mutzelburg was also director of Fighter Propulsion and director of Logistics at the Propulsion Systems Program Office, also at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Previously, he held numerous managerial and project officer assignments within Air Force Logistics Command.

Mutzelburg received a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Wayne State University in 1968, a master's of science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Ohio State University in 1974, and was a graduate of the National War College in 1983.

He has received the DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award, Presidential Rank Award, the Office of the Secretary of Defense Special Act Award and numerous civil service merit and performance awards. He has been a frequent lecturer at the Defense Systems Management College, Wright State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and is the United States' leading exporter. It is NASA's largest contractor and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners, satellites and military aircraft. The company's capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing has an extensive global reach with customers in 145 countries. Total company revenues for 2001 were $58 billion.

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