CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2021 — Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun shared the following message with employees today:
There is nothing more important to Boeing than the safety of our employees, products and services, and over the past year we’ve taken a series of actions to improve our safety practices and enhance our safety culture, including the establishment of our enterprise Safety Management System (SMS).
Building on these efforts, today we will continue to strengthen our safety infrastructure by naming Mike Delaney as Boeing’s chief aerospace safety officer. In this newly created leadership role, Mike will lead the development of the company’s integrated enterprise Global Aviation Safety program, which encompasses Product & Services Safety (P&SS), Confident Travel Initiative, Aerospace Safety Analytics and Global Aviation Safety System. Mike’s new role, which is effective immediately, reports to Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president of Engineering, Test & Technology, with accountability to the Boeing Board of Directors Aerospace Safety Committee. Mike will also become a member of the Executive Council.
Aligning these critical safety components together within one consolidated organization builds upon the momentum established by Beth Pasztor and the P&SS team in promoting safety in every aspect of our operations across our company, and drives end-to-end accountability throughout our internal and external safety ecosystem. Beth will continue to lead the P&SS organization and serve on Greg’s leadership team.
As we continue to incorporate 737 return-to-service learnings across our commercial business, Mike Fleming will take on a new assignment leading Commercial Derivative Programs for Commercial Airplanes. In this new role, Mike will be responsible for derivative programs from product offering through entry into service, to ensure we meet new regulatory standards and adopt industry best practices. Mike will maintain his current role leading 737 return-to-service efforts and Commercial Customer Support, and transition his current Global Aviation Safety strategy work to the chief aerospace safety officer. He will continue to report to Stan Deal, Commercial Airplanes president and CEO.
Please join me in thanking Beth for her continued leadership, and congratulating Mike and Mike on their new assignments.