Christopher Chadwick, president of Boeing‘s (NYSE: BA) military aircraft division, has been promoted to president and CEO of the company’s defense, space and security business segment in a series of executive appointments that take effect Dec. 31.
The 31-year company veteran will succeed Dennis Muilenburg, who will elevate to the roles of vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of the company and join its leadership team at the Chicago headquarters, Boeing said Wednesday.
Chadwick has also been appointed to the executive vice president ranks.
He will in turn be succeeded as military aircraft division president by Shelley Lavender, currently vice president and general manager of integrated logistics for the global services and support business unit.
That unit is a part of the defense, space and security segment and Boeing intends to name Lavender’s successor at a later date.
Raymond Conner, president and CEO for the commercial airplanes segment, will add the title of vice chairman.
Conner and Muilenberg, respectively 35-year and 28-year company veterans, will work with CEO Jim McNerney to oversee corporate processes and activities.