A Boeing official from Washington state will take over as head of the aviation giant’s S.C. operations in North Charleston, the company said Tuesday.
Beverly Wyse has been named vice president and general manager of Boeing South Carolina, succeeding Jack Jones who is retiring. Wyse previously held the same role for the company’s Renton, Wash., Boeing 737 program. Boeing makes 787 Dreamliners at its Lowcountry plant.
Jones will retire in May after more than three decades with Boeing, including leadership positions on the 787, 767, 747, 757, B-2 and Air Force One commercial and military programs, the company said.
“I want to acknowledge and thank Jack for his invaluable contribution to Boeing over the last 35 years,” Pat Shanahan, a Boeing senior vice president, said in a statement. “Since 2011, he has done an outstanding job leading BSC, ramping up and sustaining 787 aft and midbody production as well as final assembly, expanding the site’s capabilities and making the company an integral part of the community.”
Jones will help with the leadership transition over the next five months.
Wyse, who has led the 737 program for five years, has been with Boeing for 30 years. Her career has included leadership of the 767 program during the Air Force’s competition to acquire a new mid-air tanker plan, and positions at Connexion by Boeing and the 757 program, the company said.
“These moves come at an important time as we continue to grow Boeing South Carolina,” Shanahan said.