Boeing Names Hoshstrasser to Lead Florida Operations

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2008 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Kevin Hoshstrasser site director for its Florida Operations at Kennedy Space Center, Fla. Hoshstrasser will manage the site and represent Boeing with key customers on the Space Coast. He continues his role as site director, Florida Space Shuttle Operations.

"Kevin is a natural choice to lead Boeing's Florida Operations," said Brewster Shaw, vice president and general manager, Space Exploration. "His extensive background leading the Florida Space Shuttle program will help to guide work force transition while positioning the site for the pursuit of NASA's future Constellation program opportunities."

Hoshstrasser joined The Boeing Company in 1983 and has progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in the Engineering, Operations and Quality organizations, including serving as director of Engineering and director of Safety and Mission Assurance. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Central Florida and a master's in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology, and is a licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer.

Boeing Florida Operations comprises the Checkout, Assembly and Payload Processing Services and Space Shuttle Operations programs, supported by approximately 953 Boeing personnel. Boeing serves as NASA's prime contractor for the International Space Station and is also a partner in United Space Alliance, NASA's lead space shuttle contractor.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32.1 billion business with 71,000 employees worldwide.
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