Jun 12, 2017: Boeing has appointed Jenette Ramos as senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations, effective immediately. Ramos replaces Pat Shanahan, who has been nominated to serve as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Ramos, most recently vice president and general manager of Fabrication at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, now will oversee the company's Manufacturing Operations and Supplier Management functions, including implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and global supply chain strategies. She also leads Boeing's Environment, Health & Safety organisation. She joins the Boeing Executive Council and reports to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
Muilenburg, said, "Jenette brings to this role a tremendous set of leadership skills and aerospace experience that spans nearly three decades, including deep knowledge of the entire Boeing production system and great passion for our people, products and customers. Jenette's most recent work to transform our commercial airplanes fabrication operations will serve her well in this new assignment, which is critical to our long-term success and growth and productivity goals."
As leader of Fabrication at BCA since 2014, Ramos led a global operation of more than 17,000 employees that serves as the largest manufacturing partner to all Commercial Airplanes programs. In that role, she integrated businesses at 11 sites worldwide that design and manufacture composite, metal, electrical and interior aerospace parts, tools and assemblies. She also served on the Executive Steering Team of the Boeing employee workplace safety initiative.
Previous assignments include director of Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs, where she was responsible for governance and processes at multiple Boeing facilities in the United States and Canada. Ramos began her career in 1988 at the Boeing Renton plant as an environmental engineer in the Facilities organisation.
"Pat's influence has touched just about everything we do at Boeing – across all of our commercials, defence and space programs, as well as how we design, engineer and produce them. We will miss his leadership, creativity and problem-solving, but we are thrilled by the opportunity he has in front of him, and we appreciate his stepping up in service of our country," Muilenburg added.