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Boeing Names Colbert as Defense Chief in Leadership Shuffle

  • Stephanie Pope steps into top role at global services division
  • Leanne Caret retiring after 35-year career with planemaker
Ted Colbert
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Boeing Co. named Ted Colbert as president and chief executive officer of its $26 billion defense, space and security division as part of a broader leadership shuffle at two of the company’s main businesses.

Colbert, 49, takes over at Boeing’s second-largest division from Leanne Caret, 55, who had been the company’s senior-most woman executive since 2016 and is retiring after almost 35 years. Colbert has been running the planemaker’s global services business.