On 17 November 2022, Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) announced that, effective immediately, it would be consolidating its eight Defence, Space and Security divisions into just four divisions. According to BDS, the structural changes are intended to “simplify integration and collaboration”, however they have come following the company reporting losses of USD 2.8 Bn in their Q3 2022 report.
Under the restructure, BDS will now consist of the following divisions:
- Vertical Lift, led by Vice President and General Manager Mark Cherry.
- This division will be responsible for rotorcraft.
- Mobility, Surveillance & Bombers, led by Vice President and General Manager Dan Gillian.
- This division will be responsible for KC-46, SAOC, E-7, VC-25B, P-8, Bombers, AWACS/AEW&C, 777X components and all executive transport programs.
- Air Dominance, led by Vice President and General Manager, and soon to be senior site executive for the St. Louis region, Steve Nordlund.
- This division will be responsible for classified programs, the F/A-18, F-15, T-7, MQ-25 and MQ-28 programs; and the non-space Phantom Works portfolio, including the Virtual Warfare Centres.
- Space, Intelligence & Weapon Systems, led by Vice President and General Manager Kay Sears.
- This division will be responsible for space exploration and launch programs, satellites, munitions, missiles, weapon system deterrents, maritime undersea, Phantom Works Space and subsidiaries (BI&A, Millennium, Insitu, Liquid Robotics, Spectrolab, Argon and DRT).
- Between now and Feb. 4, 2023, Jim Chilton, senior vice president for Space and Launch, will continue to manage space exploration and launch programs, satellites and Phantom Works Space. On Feb. 5, 2023, Chilton will become a senior advisor to Ted Colbert, president and chief executive officer of BDS, focusing on future space ventures.
In addition to the above changes, Steve Parker has been appointed the BDS chief operating officer (COO), and Boeing Global Services (BGS) is due to integrate all government services, domestic and international, into one organisation, led by Torbjorn Sjogren, Vice President and General Manager of BGS Government Services.
Boeing also stated that Tim Peters, currently vice president and general manager of Mobility and Surveillance, and Cindy Gruensfelder, currently vice president and general manager of Missile and Weapon Systems, will both be retiring after assisting with the transitions.