Boeing Names McKenna to lead Commercial Airplanes Fabrication


Seattle (BOEING) - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has named Pat McKenna vice president and general manager of its Commercial Airplanes Fabrication business unit reporting to Carolyn Corvi, vice president and general manager of Airplane Production.

In this role, McKenna is responsible for leading nearly 12,000 employees who together comprise the largest consolidated operation in the world dedicated to engineering and manufacturing aerospace parts, tools and assemblies.

As the largest supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Fabrication is headquartered in Auburn, Wash., and operates eight other major manufacturing sites in Frederickson and Everett, Wash; Portland, Ore; Salt Lake City, Utah; Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Winnipeg, Canada; and Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

McKenna, who transitions to his new role in early June, for the past two years has led the 717 Program and Long Beach site which, on Tuesday delivered its final two Boeing 717s to airline customers AirTran Airways and Midwest Airlines. McKenna fills the Boeing Fabrication leadership position previously held by Ross Bogue who, in February, assumed responsibility as vice president and general manager for 747/767/777 Programs and the Everett site.

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