Boeing announces leadership changes affecting 737, 767 and South Carolina

EVERETT — The upcoming retirement of Boeing’s top executive in South Carolina prompted a series of follow-the-leader promotions that the company announced Tuesday.

The changes affect the aerospace giant’s 737 and 767 commercial airplane programs, as well as its Renton plant and North Charleston, South Carolina site.

Jack Jones promoted to vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, where the company has a second 787 assembly line, in 2011. He is slated to retire in May.

He will be succeeded by Beverly Wyse, who for the last five years has overseen Boeing’s 737 program, its Renton plant and its delivery center at Boeing Field in Seattle. Wyse’ 30-year career with the company includes time with the now-defunct Connexion by Boeing, the 757 program and the 767 program, which she helped lead while Boeing competed for the Air Force’s KC-X tanker contract.

With Wyse departing, Scott Campbell will take over the 737 program and Renton site. He has led the 767 program for the last two years, a stretch that ended with the first flight of the 767-2C on Dec. 28. Previously he has helped guide 787 business operations and production for Boeing’s 747, 767 and 777 in Everett.

Brad Zaback will follow Campbell at the head of the 767 program. He previously was chief engineer of 787 airplane integration and led the engineering team responsible for taking the 787-9 through firm configuration, a critical milestone in an airplane’s development.

Dan Catchpole: 425-339-3454; dcatchpole@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @dcatchpole.

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