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Greg Smith Elected Boeing CFO, Effective April 2012

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Boeing‘s board of directors has elected corporate controller and finance vice president Greg Smith to succeed James Bell as executive vice president and chief financial officer on Feb. 1, 2012.

Bell plans to help Smith transition into the role for two months prior to retiring from the company April. 1.

GovCon Wire has the details on Bell’s announcement and career, here.

Smith has served as corporate controller since February 2010 and previously led the company’s financial planning, analysis and internal audit groups.

He has also served as controller of Boeing’s shared services group and led investor relations for Raytheon from 2004 to 2008.

“Greg is an extremely capable and seasoned industry leader with a uniquely broad background in finance, manufacturing and supply chain operations, and program management,” McNerney said. “His insight into how the business works from the ground level up is a tremendous asset to have in a CFO.”

Diana Sands, Boeing’s vice president of investor relations and financial planning and analysis, will fill Smith’s current roles on Feb. 1. Sands joined Boeing in 2001 from General Motors and has led investor relations, financial planning and analysis since February 2010. She previously held executive positions in corporate treasury and other finance areas.

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