Shelley Lavender has been appointed vice president and general manager integrated logistics, within the Global Services & Support business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS).
She will oversee a broad performance-based logistics portfolio as well as Boeing Defence UK and Boeing Defence Australia.
Lavender is currently is vice president and general manager of global strike for Boeing Military Aircraft.
The move is part of a series of changes at BDS. “Our people and innovation are our competitive advantages,” said BDS president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. “We are investing in both even as we are exceptionally focused on providing affordable solutions for our customers.”
Since 2010, in response to changing market conditions, BDS has been driving productivity improvements to reduce costs, bolster its competitiveness and enable future growth. It has achieved $2.2 billion in savings by reducing overhead costs, working with suppliers on efficiency improvements, and rationalising facilities space.
By the end of 2012, BDS expects to have 30 percent fewer executive positions than in 2010.
“We are at one of the most challenging yet opportunity-rich times in our history,” said BDS president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg.
“While funding for the U.S. Department of Defense is under extreme pressure, we’re innovating and expanding our core, in the US and around the globe, to sustain and grow our business.”