Boeing has announced its plan to deal with the impending retirement of vice-chairman Harry Stonecipher in June. Chairman and chief executive Phil Condit has set up a three-person cabinet - the Office of the Chairman - to help him run Boeing. The triumvirate comprises chief financial officer Michael Sears, chief technology officer David Swain and new chief people and administration officer Laurette Koellner. Koellner will be replaced as president of shared services by Bonnie Soodik. In other Boeing moves, Eugene Woloshyn joins as vice president labour relations from Alcoa, where he was director of North American human resources. Louis Mancini, formerly vice president engineering and technical support at United Airlines, becomes Boeing vice president maintenance operations services.

Michael Field will replace Dan Webb as head of marketing and sales for Pratt & Whitney's Commercial Engines business when Webb retires in May. Field was previously senior vice-president sales and customer support at International Aero Engines.

Bombardier Aerospace Business Aircraft has named Douglas Smith as regional vice-president sales, eastern USA. Smith was previously Business Aircraft sales director.

Aviation aftermarket supplier AAR has promoted Dan Swanson to vice president and general manager aircraft sales and leasing. Swanson was formerly vice president finance - aircraft and engine sales and leasing.

Swedish engineering group Saab has named Kenth Åke-Jönsson as president of its technical support and services business area. Åke-Jönsson moves from 3i, where he was managing director Swedish operations. He replaces Jan Eiborn, who has joined Saab's group management team.

Roger Cato, managing director of BAA Heathrow, has been appointed chairman of the British Airport Operators Association.

Nicholas Novasic, chief financial officer of aircraft lessor Willis Lease Finance, has resigned.

Source: Flight International