Boe­ing names Pat Gog­gin Pres­i­dent of De­fense and Space De­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion


Boe­ing is pro­mot­ing Pat Gog­gin to be Pres­i­dent of its De­fense, Space & Se­cu­rity De­vel­op­ment or­gan­i­sa­tion, suc­ceed­ing Jim O’Neill who will re­tire next year. Gog­gin cur­rently is Vice Pres­i­dent of Air­plane Pro­grams En­gi­neer­ing for the com­pany’s Com­mer­cial Air­planes unit, over­see­ing the en­gi­neer­ing teams that sup­port all the cur­rent 7-se­ries pas­sen­ger planes. Be­fore that, he was Vice Pres­i­dent of Boe­ing’s De­vel­op­ment Pro­gram Ex­cel­lence ini­tia­tive, fo­cused on prop­erly start­ing pro­grammes and iden­ti­fy­ing key risk ar­eas.

“Dur­ing more than three decades with Boe­ing, Jim built a legacy that will en­dure for many years to come,” said Leanne Caret, Pres­i­dent and CEO of De­fense, Space & Se­cu­rity. “Pat’s ex­pe­ri­ence across com­mer­cial and de­fence pro­grammes will help us grow a sta­ble of strong de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes on the foun­da­tion that Jim put in place.”

BDS De­vel­op­ment over­sees the pre-pro­duc­tion phases of key de­fence and space pro­grammes with a goal of en­hanc­ing per­for­mance prior to en­ter­ing pro­duc­tion. It, and a sim­i­lar or­gan­i­sa­tion in com­mer­cial air­planes, demon­strate the com­pany’s best-of-Boe­ing ap­proach to re­duce risk and im­prove the af­ford­abil­ity of key de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties.

Gog­gin, who has worked at Boe­ing for 29 years, will move into his new role in De­cem­ber so he and O’Neill can col­lab­o­rate dur­ing a tran­si­tion pe­riod.

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