Boeing [NYSE: BA] today celebrated the official opening of its new regional office for Central and Eastern Europe, located in Warsaw.
This larger and permanent facility will represent Boeing interests in Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. It is headed by Henryka Bochniarz, who was appointed president of Boeing Central and Eastern Europe in July 2006.
"The economies of Central and Eastern Europe are developing at a steady rate and Boeing has a long-term view of this important market," said Laurette Koellner, president of Boeing International. "Our focus is to pursue mutually beneficial opportunities that will enable Boeing and our partners to grow their business."
The aerospace and aviation industries in Central and Eastern Europe are developing in pace with the region. "Boeing is expanding its regional presence in recognition of emerging business opportunities and to strengthen relationships with potential customers and suppliers," Koellner added. The Warsaw office is part of a network of more than 20 non-U.S. Boeing offices worldwide.
"Boeing has been doing business in this region for more than 30 years and has solid relationships with suppliers in Poland and Romania," Bochniarz said. "I am looking forward to building on those relationships and expanding the company's business in region."
Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Boeing employs more than 150,000 people in 70 countries and serves customers in more than 90 countries. Its product lines and services include commercial jetliners, military aircraft, rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles, and advanced information and communication systems.