Boeing appoints engineering head in India

Thursday, 24 January 2008, 08:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: The Boeing Company Thursday announced that Naveed Hussain will serve in India as its vice-president of engineering and technology.

"Naveed will strengthen our efforts to develop and implement engineering and technology strategies in this important and dynamic market that are mutually beneficial to India and Boeing," said John Tracy, Boeing senior vice-president of engineering, operations and technology and chief technology officer.

Hussain will report to Boeing's Office of Technology and Ian Thomas, president of Boeing India. His office will be in Boeing's India headquarters in New Delhi.

"Boeing is strengthening its presence in India and is deeply committed to the development of a strong aerospace industry," Thomas said.

"Naveed's addition to our in-country team is an important step forward and it marks another significant milestone on our journey to becoming India's preferred aerospace and defence partner and provider," he added.

Hussain has held numerous positions at Boeing Company over the past two decades. Recently, he was the director of flight engineering for Boeing Integrated Defence Systems, where he had functional management responsibility for 1,500 flight engineers.

"Hussain has also provided technical leadership on security programs, as well as numerous commercial and government programs, studies, and proposals. He has been actively involved in strategic technology planning, R&D and product development processes," a company statement said.

Hussain holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Source: IANS
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