Boeing Names Ted Colbert President and CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security

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Ted Colbert was announced as Boeing’s new President and CEO of its Defense, Space and Security sector. Colbert will oversee all aspects of Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) that provide technology, products and solutions for defense, government, space, intelligence, and security customers both in the states and internationally.

“Throughout his career, Ted Colbert has consistently brought technical excellence and strong and innovative leadership to every position he has held,” Dave Calhoun, Boeing President and CEO, told Savoy. “Under his leadership, Boeing Global Services (BGS) has assembled an excellent leadership team focused on delivering safe and high-quality services for our defense and commercial customers. His leadership track record and current experience supporting the defense services portfolio ideally position Ted to lead BDS.”

Prior to this role, Colbert has been serving as President and CEO of BGS. Earlier this year, Colbert was named the Black Engineer of the Year by the The Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).