Boeing names supply chain & operations leader

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has appointed Jenette Ramos, a 29-year Boeing veteran with executive leadership roles in fabrication, supplier management, and environment, health and safety, as senior vice president, Supply Chain & Operations, effective immediately, the company said.

Ramos, 51, replaces Pat Shanahan, who has been nominated to serve as US Deputy Secretary of Defense.

Ramos, most recently vice president and general manager of Fabrication at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, now will oversee the company´s Manufacturing Operations and Supplier Management functions, including implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies and global supply chain strategies. She also leads Boeing´s Environment, Health & Safety organization.

As leader of Fabrication at BCA since 2014, Ramos led a global operation of more than 17,000 employees that serves as the largest manufacturing partner to all Commercial Airplanes programs. In that role, she integrated businesses at 11 sites world-wide that design and manufacture composite, metal, electrical and interior aerospace parts, tools and assemblies. She also served on the Executive Steering Team of the Boeing employee workplace safety initiative.