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Boeing to Reorganize Tech Executive Roles as CTO John Tracy Plans July Retirement

boeing logoBoeing (NYSE: BA) will reorganize the roles and responsibilities of technology-related executive positions at the Chicago-based aerospace and defense contractor as Chief Technology Officer John Tracy plans to retire from the company in July after 10 years in the role.

Tracy will start to transition his responsibilities over engineering, operations and technology functions in April and continue as the company’s CTO through its centennial celebration in July,  Boeing said Friday .

The company has created four new executive positions and made appointments that take effect April 4 to help with the transition effort and elevate the reporting structure directly to CEO Dennis Muilenberg.

Chief Information Officer Ted Colbert will add a new title as senior vice president of information and analytics with responsibility for Boeing’s information technology strategy, operations and processes, as well as the company’s information and analytics initiative.

Colbert will be based in Washington and continue as CIO, a position he has held since November 2013.

Scott Fancher, VP of airplane development in Boeing’s commercial airplane segment, will transition into the role of SVP of program management, integration and development programs and oversee deployment of management systems and all company development programs.

Greg Hyslop, head of the company’s advanced central research and development unit, has been appointed SVP of engineering, test and technology and be responsible for company-wide engineering, research and technology, and test and evaluation functions.

Pat Shanahan, SVP of airplane programs in the commercial airplanes segment, will shift to the position of SVP of supply chain and operations and oversee manufacturing operations and supplier management functions across Boeing.

Fancher and Hyslop will be based in Chicago with Shanahan in Bellevue, Washington.

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