Boeing's Mike Anderson Named Deputy Program Director of the V-22 Joint Program Office

Mike Anderson of Boeing (NYSE:BA) Naval Systems has been named vice president and deputy program director of the Bell Boeing V-22 Joint Program Office.

In this position, Anderson will report to John Lockard, vice president and general manager, Boeing Naval Systems and Bob Kenney, vice president and program director of the V-22 Joint Program Office. His appointment is part of a planned rotation between Boeing and Bell Helicopter, both part of the V-22 Joint Program Office management. Anderson will be based at the Bell V-22 Assembly Center in Amarillo, Texas.

Anderson will also serve as the senior Boeing representative of the Bell Boeing joint venture, reporting directly to Lockard. "Mike brings to this new position an impressive breadth and depth of aerospace experience, including working as the Boeing Philadelphia V-22 program manager," said Lockard.

"Mike's experience in production and assembly, will be extremely valuable in Amarillo as we move closer toward a V-22 full rate production," said John Bean, Bell Helicopter sr. vice president.

Most recently, Anderson was the Boeing F/A-18E/F program manager responsible for technical, cost and schedule performance on the Super Hornet program. Prior to that assignment, Anderson was director, Naval Systems Integration; program manager for the V-22 Osprey and site manager for Philadelphia; director, TACAIR Delivery Operations; director, F-15 Assembly; director, F/A-18 Assembly; and director, Production Integration Engineering.

Prior to joining Boeing, Anderson spent 27 years with the U.S. Navy, flying many different types of aircraft and accumulating more than 1,300 carrier landings. He served as the commanding officer of Strike Fighter Weapons School and commanded two Hornet squadrons. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from North Carolina State University.

Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, Inc., is a $1.6 billion, leading producer of commercial and military helicopters, and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce of over 7,500 employees serves customers flying Bell aircraft in over 120 countries.
Textron, Inc. (NYSE:TXT) is a $10 billion multi-industry company with more than 43,000 employees in nearly 40 countries. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others.
A unit of The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA ), 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 $30.5 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government, and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; 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 and Department of Homeland Security; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
For further information:
Kirsti Dunn
V-22 Joint Program Office
office: 301-866-2419
Bob Leder
Bell Helicopter
office: 817-280-6440