Press Release

Druyun Joins Boeing as Deputy General Manager for Missile Defense Systems

By SpaceRef Editor
January 3, 2003
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A former top U.S. Air Force acquisition
official has joined Boeing (NYSE: BA) to help lead the company’s missile
defense business headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Darleen Druyun, who recently served as the principal deputy assistant
secretary for Air Force acquisition and management, will report directly to
James Evatt, senior vice president and general manager of Boeing Missile
Defense Systems, one of nine business units within Boeing Integrated Defense

In her new role, Druyun will assist Evatt in the operations and execution
of the company’s missile defense programs. Those programs include Boeing’s
role as the prime contractor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense Segment
and the industry lead for the Missile Defense National Team Systems
Engineering and Integration effort, as well as the company’s work on the
Patriot antimissile system, Sea-based Midcourse system and the Airborne Laser
program where Boeing is also the prime contractor.

“Darleen Druyun helped drive acquisition reform within the Air Force. Her
‘Lightning Bolt’ initiatives, which jump-started the reform process, have
saved the U.S. Air Force and taxpayers more than $20 billion to date,” Evatt
said. “Her personal passion and drive are well known within the defense
industry, and we expect her to be a key player in our future success.”

Prior to serving with the U.S. Air Force, Druyun was the chief of staff
for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and had also served as
the agency’s associate administrator for procurement. Druyun earned her
bachelor of science degree from the University of Chaminade and is a graduate
of the Harvard Executive Security Management Program. She is the recipient of
numerous awards, including the Gen. Bernard A. Schriever Award from the Air
Force Association and the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of
the world’s largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis,
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $23 billion business. It provides
systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers.
It is a leading provider of intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance; the
world’s largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world’s largest satellite
manufacturer and a leading provider of space-base communications; the primary
systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA’s largest contractor; and a
global leader in launch services.

SpaceRef staff editor.