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Dan Catchpole |
Published: Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 4:15 p.m.

Boeing names new leader for Japan operations

The Boeing Co. laid out its plans Tuesday for a successor for the president of the company's Japan operations.

Mike Denton, who has served as president of Boeing Japan since 2010, will retire from the company in October. George Maffeo, vice president of 787 supplier management for commercial airplanes, will succeed Denton.

“With (Denton's) background in engineering, technology and airplane programs, Mike successfully led certification of the 787 and delivery to launch customer ANA and Japan Airlines and enhanced collaboration with Boeing’s long-standing partners and customers throughout Japan," Shep Hill, president of Boeing International, said in a statement.

Maffeo is a 34-year veteran of Boeing. Before his tenure on the 787 program, he was vice president of supplier management for airplane programs, responsible for 737, 747, 767 and 777 Programs. Maffeo previously led the company’s propulsion organization, with responsibility for engine management and propulsion procurement.

“George is no stranger to Japan, and his appointment comes at the right time,” Hill said. Maffeo "is well known to all our partners, who produce 35 percent of the 787’s airframe structure."

As Boeing moves into its seventh decade of doing business in Japan, the company will depend on Maffeo's experience to lead Boeing in Japan, Hill said.

Denton previously served as engineering chief for Boeing Commercial Airplanes division, making him responsible for product development, engineering design, flight operations and safety activities for all commercial airplane models. He joined the company in 1977 and held a series of key positions – as chief project engineer for the 777 program, deputy director for product strategy and development and chief project engineer for the 737 classic models.
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