Boeing Names Company Veteran Stephanie Pope as New COO

Boeing has named long-time company executive Stephanie Pope to the new position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of Boeing.   She starts the new job on January 1, reporting directly to CEO David Calhoun.  The executive position shift could make her a leading contender to succeed Calhoun when he steps down.

Boeing announced Stephanie Pope as executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Boeing Company. (Photo: Boeing)

As Boeing COO, Pope will oversee the performance of the company’s three business units, responsible for driving supply chain, quality, manufacturing and engineering excellence across the company. The business unit Chief Executive Officers, the Boeing Chief Engineer and the President of Boeing Global will report directly to Pope. Senior corporate functional leaders will continue reporting to Calhoun.

Stephanie Pope has been serving as president and chief executive officer of Boeing Global Services since April 2022, where she was responsible for leading the company’s aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial, government and aviation industry customers worldwide, focusing on global supply chain and parts distribution, aircraft modifications and maintenance, digital solutions, aftermarket engineering, analytics and training. Previously, she was chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In nearly three decades of service at Boeing, Pope has held a number of leadership positions of increasing responsibility in all three business units, within programs and at the corporate level.

Pope’s successor to lead Boeing Global Services will be named at a later date.

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