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27 Mar 03. Boeing said on Thursday that mergers and acquisitions involving its British suppliers were a possibility. “Certainly (there is) the possibility of mergers and acquisitions,” said Tom Pickering, senior vice-president for international relations with Boeing, when asked about the group’s plans to raise its profile in the UK.

Pickering was in London to announce the appointment of Sir Michael Jenkins as president of Boeing UK.

Jenkins, 67 years old, has been vice chairman of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein since 1996, focusing on continental European operations, the aerospace giant said in a press release Thursday. The company said Jenkins will pursue new revenue-growth opportunities, lead strategy planning and help strengthen local-market presence and profile. He will be based in the Boeing UK offices in central London. Sales and marketing responsibilities for the U.K. will remain with the company’s Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Integrated Defense Systems,
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