Boeing Executive Scott Carson to Lead Commercial Airplanes Business
Jim Jamieson Named Commercial Airplanes' Chief Operating Officer

Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney today announced the appointment of Scott E. Carson as president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Carson, 60, a 34-year Boeing veteran, moves to the leadership position from vice president, Sales, for Commercial Airplanes. He replaces Alan Mulally, who has been named chief executive of Ford Motor Company.

"Scott Carson is a seasoned and well-respected leader who knows our customers, our business strategies, and our products and services inside and out," said McNerney. "He is uniquely qualified to step in and lead our commercial airplanes team and continue to advance our performance and growth plans."

Boeing also named James M. Jamieson, 58, to the new position of chief operating officer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Jamieson currently serves as senior vice president, Engineering, Operations & Technology, at Boeing's corporate offices in Chicago. Jamieson will report to Carson and oversee airplane operations and product development.

"Adding the strength of Jim's background and experience in engineering, operations and product development will make our already strong Commercial Airplanes team even stronger," said McNerney.

Carson has a long record of accomplishment across Boeing. In his most recent position he reinvigorated sales of Boeing commercial airplanes and related services to airline customers and leasing companies around the world. He has also served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he led the finance and business strategy organizations, as well as information systems and services. He also held leadership positions in the company's defense business and was the first president of Connexion by Boeing.

"I am excited and energized by the prospect of leading the people of this great business," Carson said. "We will remain steadfast and focused on executing our growth and productivity strategies, and meeting our commitments to our customers."

Carson will continue to lead the Commercial Airplanes sales team until a successor is named.

Jamieson is a 30-year company veteran steeped in commercial airplane engineering, design and production. In his current position, he worked to strengthen engineering and operations functions across the company, and provided leadership to the Boeing technology and information technology organizations. He served previously as senior vice president of airplane programs for Commercial Airplanes, where he was responsible for the design and production of all Boeing commercial airplanes. Other roles he has held include head of Boeing's single-aisle commercial airplane programs, chief project engineer for the 757, and chief of customer engineering for the 747 and 767 programs.

Mulally was named to his position at Ford today after 37 years with Boeing.

"We thank Alan for his enduring contributions and nearly 40 years of service to our company," said McNerney. "We wish him great success as he moves on to become CEO at Ford."

The Boeing leadership changes are effective immediately.

Editor's note: Biographies and photos of these Boeing executives can be found at

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