Boeing announced pending leadership changes for the Renton site Tuesday following the best year of production in the company’s history.
Beverly Wyse has been named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, leaving the Renton facility where she was vice president and general manager of the 737 program and the customer delivery center at Boeing Field.
In South Carolina, Wyse is succeeding Jack Jones who will retire in May.
Replacing Wyse in Renton will be Scott Campbell as vice president and general manager of the 737 program and Renton site.
Campbell will be succeeded by Brad Zaback as vice president and general manager of the 767 program.
“Beverly, Scott, and Brad bring to their new positions a wide range of skills and experience in leadership, engineering, and program management,” Pat Shanahan, Boeing’s senior vice president of airplane programs, said in a statement.
The organizational changes come after Boeing delivered a company-record 723 airplanes in 2014. The company had 1,432 net orders at a value of $232.7 billion. Its backlog of unfilled orders also reached a historic high of 5,789 airplanes.
With demand on Boeing’s resources at an all-time high, eyes are on the aerospace company to see what changes will be implemented in 2015. The new 777x wing and Dreamliner fuselage production facility under construction in Everett will have more automated production, and the Renton facility also is being updated with automated processes.
The state of Missouri announced an incentive package on Monday that could offer Boeing up to $229 million if jobs continue to grow. If job count remains stagnant at 14,500, Boeing would collect $146 million in tax breaks, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
If automation in Boeing’s plants continue to increase, and other states offer comparable incentive packages for job growth and development, it remains to be seen how log Boeing will be able to keep jobs within the state and remain Washington’s largest employer.