Boeing has named John Hinshaw chief information officer and vice president
of the company's Information Technology organization. Hinshaw,
who was formerly chief information officer of Verizon Wireless, is replacing
Scott Griffin, who has announced his retirement after 28 years at Boeing.
Hinshaw, 36, will report to John Tracy, senior vice president of Engineering,
Operations & Technology, starting June 29. He will lead the Information
Technology organization and be responsible for all IT strategy, systems, infrastructure,
architecture, processes and people companywide.
"Scott Griffin's excellent leadership has established a great
foundation and team for moving this company forward," said Tracy. "The
depth, breadth and success of John's experience should add new dimensions
and momentum to our efforts to become a more integrated and efficient global
As the CIO of Verizon Wireless, Hinshaw was responsible for leading the information
technology organization supporting over 60 million customers. His responsibilities
included managing the company's IT portfolio, including global supply
chain, billing, sales, and customer care systems. He was also responsible
for successfully completing a significant consolidation of the company's
Hinshaw joined Verizon (formally Bell Atlantic) in 1993 and worked in a number
of increasingly responsible IT positions, including vice president, Information
Technology and chief information officer for Verizon Wireless South Area; vice
president of Information Technology at Verizon Wireless HQ; and director of
Information Systems for Bell Atlantic Mobile.
Prior to Verizon, Hinshaw also held IT positions with Accenture as well as
the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Defense. He has
a bachelor's degree in computer information systems from James Madison
University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Griffin, 52, is retiring July 1. He has been Boeing CIO since 1999,
and his 28 years of service to the company have included positions in customer
support, manufacturing and information technology in both the
commercial and defense business units. He will be pursuing a master's
degree in non-profit leadership at Seattle University, starting this summer.