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Boeing’s Craig Cooning Retires

By Caleb Henry | September 23, 2016
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      Craig Cooning, president of Boeing Network & Space Systems. Photo: Boeing

      [Via Satellite 09-23-2016] President of Boeing Network & Space Systems Craig Cooning is retiring from his position after 11 years at the company, Boeing announced Sept. 22. Jim Chilton will succeed him effective Oct. 21.

      Chilton was vice president of the company’s Strategic Missile and Defense Systems organization. Before that, he spent much of his 32-year career leading space launch, payload processing and rocket engine programs.

      In conjunction with Chilton’s promotion, Boeing is creating a new Strategic Defense and Intelligence Systems (SD&IS) organization by combining the group Chilton led with its Electronic and Information Solutions (E&IS) team. The SD&IS team brings together undersea mission solutions, signals intelligence and intelligence and analytics with advanced missile, missile defense and sensor solutions across space, air, land, sea, undersea and cyber. Chris Raymond, currently E&IS vice president and general manager, will lead the new organization.