Yesterday, Boeing named Greg Hyslop its chief technology officer (CTO), replacing John Tracy, a 35-year company veteran who served as CTO since 2006 and announced his retirement earlier this year.
In March, Hyslop, 57, was named senior vice president, Engineering, Test & Technology, assuming responsibility for the development and implementation of the company’s enterprise technology investment strategy, as well as Boeing’s research and technology, test and evaluation, and company wide engineering functions.
He will continue in that role, reporting to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and serving on the company’s Executive Council, while taking on the CTO duties. The appointment is effective immediately.
“With a unique combination of advanced technology leadership and business acumen sharpened through many years as a program manager, Greg has the right skills and experiences to help ensure Boeing remains a world-class technology company in its second century,” Muilenburg said. “Greg recognizes the most effective technological leaps are those that exceed customers’ expectations for performance and innovation at a price they can afford.”
Prior to his current assignment, Hyslop served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Research & Technology, the company’s research and development organization. From 2009 to 2013, he served as vice president and general manager of Boeing Strategic Missile & Defense Systems.
Hyslop joined Boeing in 1982 as a guidance and control systems engineer on missile programs. A member of the Aeronautics Committee of the NASA Advisory Council, Hyslop holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in mathematics, from the University of Nebraska, and a doctor of science degree in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Muilenburg also thanked Tracy for his contributions to Boeing.
“John leaves a legacy of technical excellence, innovation and leadership,” Muilenburg said. “Boeing and the aerospace industry are better because John has been a part of them.”