Boeing Names New Director for Heath Facility

HEATH, Ohio, July 15, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Charles Dutch director of its support facility in Heath, effective immediately. Dutch succeeds Mike Emmelhainz, who recently was named director of Defense & Government Services at Boeing's Oklahoma City facility.

Dutch will lead operations including Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) and Aircraft Systems depot-level repair, as well as repairs and spares production for Airborne Warning and Control System Electronic Systems Measures. The Heath facility reports to Boeing Command, Control and Communications (C3) Networks in Huntington Beach, Calif., and is part of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS).

"Charles brings a terrific track record to Heath," said Peggy Morse, director of Boeing Strategic Missile Systems. "His experience in successfully managing employees, programs and suppliers will help Boeing Heath continue to support its customers, grow and win new business."

Dutch was formerly the director of the Boeing ICBM Guidance Replacement Program, managing work in Heath, Anaheim, Calif., and El Paso, Texas. The program concluded in December with nearly seven years of consecutive on-time or ahead-of-schedule deliveries to the U.S. Air Force.

Dutch joined Boeing in 1986 following a career in the Air Force and has completed assignments of increasing responsibility in a variety of areas within IDS, including program management, business development, and supplier management. He recently completed a special assignment supporting the 787-8 Dreamliner development effort in Rockford, Ill., where the airplane's Electric Power System is being developed.

He has a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master of Science degree in systems management from the University of Southern California.

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, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.



Dawn Pettit
Boeing Heath Communications

Cheryl Sampson
C3 Communications