Boeing Names New General Manager For Decatur Delta Operation

Phil Marshall has been named general manager of the Boeing Delta Launch Vehicle Facility in Decatur, Ala., effective immediately. Marshall will oversee the overall operation of the Boeing Decatur site, which employs about 600 people. It is the newest, largest and most advanced rocket manufacturing facility in the world today.

Marshall was most recently general manager of the Boeing Delta facility in Pueblo, Colo., where he was responsible for manufacturing and final assembly of Delta Launch vehicle components. In this previous assignment as well as in his new role leading the Decatur site, Marshall reports to Rich Noviello, division director, Delta Manufacturing and Assembly.

"With more than 20 years in the aerospace industry, Phil brings a wealth of knowledge to this position. He has demonstrated his value in the Delta organization and will be a tremendous asset to our team in Decatur," said Noviello.

Marshall has held a number of management and leadership positions in the development, manufacture and testing of Delta launch vehicles, C-17 assembly and other space and aircraft programs. He played a leading role in Delta program operations, including industrial engineering, vehicle testing and production of the first Delta II booster.

A native of Colorado, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.

Marshall replaces Mike Bunney, who took a new position at Boeing in Seattle this past March.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in Alabama. The workforce of more than 3,000 employees, based in Huntsville and Decatur, work on the leading edge of key space and defense programs.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $25 billion business. It provides systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in launch services.

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Linda James
Boeing Huntsville
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Boeing IDS News Bureau