23 May 03. Major General Steven W. Boutelle, United States Army appointed to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as Chief Information Officer/G-6, United States Army, Washington, DC. He is currently serving as Director of Information Operations, Networks and Space, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, United States Army, Washington, DC.
24 May 03. Textron Inc. named a new chief executive for its Bell Helicopter division, the world’s leading helicopter maker and a producer of the troubled V-22 Osprey. The company on Friday named Honeywell executive Michael Redenbaugh, 44, to replace John Murphey as CEO. Murphey, 60, will be chairman emeritus of Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell. Redenbaugh most recently served as vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s Propulsion Systems business. Murphey will focus on Bell’s strategic business development and growth objectives. He has been at Bell for 41 years and has overseen efforts to improve engineering and manufacturing performance on the Osprey
28 May 03. Boeing Co. is nearing the end of a series of layoffs in response to the worst downturn in commercial aviation “since airplanes existed,” chief executive Philip M. Condit said Wednesday. Chicago-based Boeing, the world’s largest manufacturer of airliners, has been cutting jobs since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and has said it expects to reduce its headcount by 35,000 by the end of this year.
27 May 03. L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL – News) announced that Professor Claude R. Canizares has been elected to the L-3 Communications Board of Directors. He succeeds John E. Montague, who has announced his resignation to focus on his position as managing director of CSP Associates, Inc., a leading aerospace and defense advisory firm. Following these changes, L-3 Communications’ Board of Directors will continue to consist of eight members, of which six are independent directors.