Boeing bolsters India operations

New Delhi, Sept 29 | Updated: Sep 30 2006, 05:30am hrs
Looking at the fast expanding Indian market, Boeing has decided to strengthen its presence by appointing two additional senior executives here.

The company announced the appointments of two senior executives to a newly expanded enterprise-wide management team to be based in Boeings New Delhi office.

The responsibility of this team would be to manage Boeings current industry partnerships, strengthen its ability to pursue new business opportunities, and establish closer ties with government and industry groups here. India is a priority market for Boeing, said Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney.

Larry Coughlin has been named managing director of India Operations, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and will be responsible for coordinating and integrating in-country operations to strengthen the growing partnership between Boeing and Indias civil aviation industry.

Mike Devers has been appointed vice-president India Operations, Integrated Defence Systems.

He will report to Mark Kronenberg, vice-president, Asia-Pacific, Integrated Defence Systems.