ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2009 -- The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Greg Hyslop as the vice president and general manager of the company's Missile Defense Systems division. Hyslop succeeds Scott Fancher, who assumed responsibility for Boeing Commercial Airplanes' 787 Dreamliner program in December 2008.
In his new role, which takes effect immediately, Hyslop reports to Roger Krone, president of Network and Space Systems, a business unit of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Hyslop will oversee an organization of more than 3,500 employees in nine major operating locations across the United States. MDS develops advanced missile defense systems and integrated missile defense solutions for all phases of ballistic missile threats.
"Greg brings broad experience managing highly complex programs and a successful track record of leadership on those programs," said Krone. "Greg's ability to deliver results and inspire the team will help us continue building on the success of our missile defense business."
In his 26 years with Boeing, Hyslop has held a number of executive leadership positions in engineering and program management. His most recent role was leading the Ground-based Midcourse Defense program. Prior to that assignment, Hyslop was vice president and program director of the Airborne Laser program.
Hyslop received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska, a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Nebraska, and a doctorate in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, where he also served as an adjunct professor.
In addition to the GMD program, the MDS division manages the Airborne Laser program, directed energy systems programs such as the Advanced Tactical Laser, and the Missile Defense National Team systems engineering and integration organizations.
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