Boeing names Stephanie Pope Chief Operating Officer
Pope to drive stability and performance across Boeing as company restores operational and financial strength
Boeing announced the appointment of Stephanie Pope as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
In this newly created position, effective January 1, 2024, Pope will report to Dave Calhoun, President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing, says an official release.
"As Boeing COO, Pope will oversee the performance of the company's three business units with responsibility for driving supply chain, quality, manufacturing and engineering excellence across the company. The business unit Chief Executive Officers, the Boeing Chief Engineer and the President of Boeing Global will report directly to Pope. Senior corporate functional leaders will continue reporting to Calhoun."
Calhoun says: "Stephanie brings tremendous operational, financial and customer experience to this role as well as a proven record of performance across our commercial, defence and services business units. Next year will be a significant transitional year in our performance as we continue to restore our operational and financial strength, and Stephanie will help drive the stability and predictability necessary to ensure we deliver on our customer, employee, regulatory, investor and other stakeholder commitments."
Pope's successor to lead Boeing Global Services will be named at a later date, the release added.
"I am honoured to step into this new role and look forward to working closely with Dave, our Executive Council and all of our Boeing teammates," says Pope. "Together, we will continue to improve operating performance and remain committed to delivering for our customers while ensuring the highest levels of safety, quality and transparency in all that we do."
Pope has been serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services since April 2022 where she was responsible for leading the company's aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, the release added.