2 July 2014
Boeing (NYSE: BA) said it has named Craig R. Cooning president of its Network and Space Systems businesses, effective immediately.
Cooning succeeds Roger Krone, who took a position at another company.
Cooning had been the vice president and general manager of Space and Intelligence Systems. He now reports directly to Chris Chadwick, president and CEO of the Boeing Defense, Space and Security business unit.
Cooning is a retired US Air Force major general who concluded his military career as director of Space acquisition in the Office of the Under secretary of the Air Force. Starting TODAY he leads Boeing´s activities in intelligence, security, and surveillance systems, information systems, and space exploration, in addition to its satellite work.
Cooning, who holds degrees from Auburn University and the University of Alabama, will also be on the board of directors of United Launch Alliance, the Boeing-Lockheed Martin rocket launch joint venture.
A unit of The Boeing company, Boeing Defense, Space and Security is one of the world´s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions.