Boeing today named
Senior Vice President James M. Jamieson as its chief technology officer,
responsible for shaping the strategic technology vision of the world’s leading
aerospace company. Jamieson, 55, is a 27-year veteran of the company and most
recently has been the senior vice president of airplane programs for Boeing
Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, Wash.

“Jim’s background in engineering design and production, along with his
experience applying technology in our products and systems, will add new
insight and dimension to Boeing’s strategic technology initiatives,” said
Boeing Chairman and CEO Phil Condit.

Jamieson will relocate to Boeing’s Chicago world headquarters and report
directly to Condit. He will also serve on the company’s Strategy Council and
Executive Council. As the chief technology officer, he will provide executive
oversight to technology initiatives occurring in Phantom Works, the advanced
research and development unit of the company; Boeing Ventures, an innovation
incubator for employees’ ideas; the Intellectual Property Business, which
promotes new applications for Boeing technologies; and External Technical
Affiliations, which fosters relationships with universities and professional
engineering organizations.

Jamieson is replacing David O. Swain, who in July was named chief
operating officer for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems.

As senior vice president of airplane programs, Jamieson was responsible
for overseeing the design and production of all Boeing commercial airplanes.
He has been credited with leading an innovative restructuring of the company’s
production systems, including the implementation of the first and only moving
assembly lines in the commercial airplane industry. Prior to that he led
Boeing’s single aisle airplane programs, served as general manager of the
737/757 programs, and headed aircraft systems and interiors.

Jamieson joined Boeing in 1973 after earning a B.S. in science and
humanities from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where in 1978 he
also earned an M.S. in chemical engineering. He currently lives in Seattle,
Wash., with his wife; they have three grown children.