Craig Cooning, the former vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems within Boeing‘s [NYSE: BA] network and space business, has succeeded Roger Krone as president of the N&SS, Boeing said Tuesday.
Krone has joined Reston, Va.-based Leidos, where he will serve as the company’s second CEO.
“Since joining Boeing nine years ago, Craig has led the impressive transformation of our satellite business into the undisputed market leader, ” said Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security business unit.
“He will now help us differentiate our business through a strategy that’s rooted in affordability and deeper integration of information technology and security across our products and services, ” Chadwick added.
Cooning, who will now report directly to Chadwick, is now responsible for Boeing’s intelligence, security, surveillance systems, information systems, space exploration as well as satellite work, Boeing said.
The retired Air Force major general served as director of space acquisition in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force in his last military assignment.
As part of his new role, Cooning will be on the board of directors at the United Launch Alliance.