Rolls-Royce Announces Civil Aerospace and Defence Leadership Appointments
The appointments will take effect during February, and both presidents will report to Warren East, chief executive, as members of the executive leadership team.
Rolls-Royce recently announced that Chris Cholerton, currently president-Defence, has been appointed president-Civil Aerospace, and Tom Bell, previously Global Sales & Marketing for Defense, Space & Security at The Boeing Co., will lead an enlarged Defence business. The appointments will take effect during February, and both presidents will report to Warren East, chief executive, as members of the executive leadership team.
“I am pleased to announce the leadership of our Civil Aerospace and Defence businesses,” said East. “Both appointments provide a combination of deep industry expertise with a fundamental understanding of our business.
“This is a crucial time for Civil Aerospace as we deliver the most significant increase in engine production in recent memory while managing a number of in-service issues and bringing several new engines into service. Chris has a thorough understanding of all aspects of the business, from engineering, product development and supply chain infrastructure, to operational and service delivery. He has a proven track record in building strong relationships with customers and a leadership style that champions simplicity.
“The expansion of our Defence business creates a real opportunity for Rolls-Royce to provide customers with a more integrated range of products and services, exploit new technologies and explore new markets. Tom brings with him valuable experience of the wider defence industry from his time within the leadership of a fully integrated global defence company. He is a leader with courage and conviction and I look forward to him bringing his vigour, enthusiasm and industry expertise to Rolls-Royce Defence and the wider leadership team.
“I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to Chris Young and the Civil Aerospace leadership team for their excellent support over the recent transition period.”
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