Defense, Space & Security is one of The Boeing Company’s [NYSE:BA] three business units. One of the world’s largest defense contractors, BDS operates in six key markets: Commercial Derivative Aircraft, Military Rotorcraft, Human Space Exploration, Satellites, Autonomous Systems, and Services. BDS also has a significant presence in the fixed-wing strike, weapons and integrated missile system markets

Its organization structure reflects this strategy through its seven divisions:

  • Autonomous Systems – Develops and produces remotely piloted aircraft and submersibles. Manages Boeing’s Insitu and Liquid Robotics subsidiaries.
  • Commercial Derivative Aircraft – Develops products for global military and government customers based on proven commercial platforms including Boeing’s world-class 7-series aircraft.
  • Missile and Weapon Systems – Manages Boeing’s portfolio of strategic missile and defense systems and weapons systems.
  • Phantom Works – Creates and advances new products and capabilities by drawing on its expertise in innovation, advanced experimentation and prototyping.
  • Space and Launch – The division houses more than 60 years of space exploration expertise, Boeing’s satellite portfolio and manages Boeing’s share of United Launch Alliance and United Space Alliance.
  • Strike, Surveillance and Mobility – Manages Boeing’s current and future portfolio of fixed-wing military and surveillance aircraft, including fighters and commercial derivitave platforms, and support of key platforms such as the executive transport fleet, which includes VC-25 (Air Force One).
  • Vertical Lift – The world’s largest provider of military rotorcraft with a diverse portfolio of cargo, tiltrotor and attack platforms.

Led by President and CEO Leanne Caret, the business is based in Arlington, Va.

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Executive Biographies

Theodore (Ted) Colbert III Executive Vice President
President and Chief Executive Officer, Boeing Defense, Space & Security
Steve Nordlund Vice President and General Manager, Phantom Works
James H. Chilton Senior Vice President, Space and Launch
Mark Cherry Vice President and General Manager, Vertical Lift
Naveed Hussain Vice President and Chief Engineer for Defense, Space & Security
Jennifer Mack Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael Cox Chief Human Resources Officer, Defense, Space & Security
Global Head of Executive Talent
Denise Russell Fleming Vice President, Information Technology Business Partners
Rik Geiersbach Vice President, Strategy
Heidi Grant President, Business Development
Kay Sears Vice President and General Manager, Autonomous Systems
Cynthia A. Gruensfelder Vice President and General Manager, Missile and Weapon Systems
Darrin A. Hostetler Vice President, Assistant General Counsel
William H. Osborne Senior Vice President, Total Quality and Operations
Steve Parker Vice President and General Manager, Bombers & Fighters, St. Louis Senior Executive
Timothy (Tim) Peters Vice President and General Manager, Mobility and Surveillance
Marti Powers Vice President, Communications
Torbjorn (Turbo) Sjogren Vice President, International Government and Defence
Penny White Vice President, Supply Chain