Boeing Names New Head Of Japanese Operations

Nicole Piasecki has been appointed vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing Japan, effective March 2007.

Boeing said Tuesday that Nicole Piasecki has been named vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing Japan. The appointment is effective for March 2007.

Piasecki will succeed Robert “Skipp” Orr, who will retire after leading Boeing’s ventures in Japan for five years.

In Japan, Boeing is one of the leading suppliers of commercial jetliners for Japanese airlines and a supplier of military equipment and aircraft to the Japanese Defense Agency.

Piasecki had been with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she served as vice president of Business Strategy and Marketing. Prior to that, she was vice president of sales for leasing companies worldwide and director of Sales Operations. Piasecki joined Boeing in 1991 as a customer engineer, 777 Division.

Piasecki is also a member of the board of directors of the Weyerhauser Co. and serves on the Federal Aviation Administration’s Management Advisory Council. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Yale and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, with additional coursework at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Keio University Business School in Japan.