ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2011 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has named three Business Development leaders to new positions within its Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit:
- Tom Bell, vice president of Strategic Development for BDS
- Bill Bonadio, vice president of Business Development for Network and Space Systems (N&SS)
- Jeff Kohler, vice president of Business Development for Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA).
Previously, Bonadio was vice president of Strategic Development for BDS, Bell served as vice president of Business Development for Boeing Military Aircraft, and Kohler was vice president of BDS International Market Strategy.
All three remain based in Arlington, Va.
In his new position, Bell will provide leadership on business strategy and facilitate efforts to grow both core business and adjacent markets.
"Having considerable international, sales and strategy experience with two of our businesses, Tom is highly qualified to lead Strategic Development for BDS," said Chris Raymond, vice president of BDS Business Development.
Bell joined Boeing in 1988. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology and business from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a master's degree in business administration from the Florida Institute of Technology, with a concentration in international contracts.
Bonadio is responsible for all aspects of strategy, sales, and customer relations for the N&SS portfolio, its divisions and programs.
"Bill understands our customers' perspectives and requirements, and he'll bring that knowledge to bear within N&SS," said Roger Krone, president of N&SS.
Prior to joining Boeing in 2006, Bonadio was a vice president of Business Development at Danaher Corporation, and also worked in management consulting with Bain & Co. A former U.S. Navy submarine officer, Bonadio holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Bucknell University and a master's in business administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Kohler is responsible for all aspects of strategy, sales, and customer relations for the BMA portfolio, its divisions and programs.
"Jeff brings significant international and customer experience to his new position, which will serve him and our business well as we look to increase market share internationally while continuing to grow our core business domestically," said Chris Chadwick, president of BMA.
Kohler joined Boeing in 2007 after a 34-year career with the U.S. Air Force. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master's degree in history from the University of Indiana.
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