CHICAGO, IL – Boeing has named Ted Colbert chief information officer and vice president of the company’s Information Technology organization. Colbert, who was formerly vice president of the Boeing Information Technology Infrastructure organization, replaces Kim Hammonds, who is leaving the company.
Colbert, 39, will report to John Tracy, Boeing chief technology officer and senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology. He will lead the Information Technology organization and be responsible for all IT strategy, systems, infrastructure, architecture, process and people across the Boeing enterprise.
“Ted’s extensive background in Information Technology strategy and his years of successful leadership will ensure the continuity and successful implementation of the strategies we have put in place to achieve the critically important objectives of supporting and protecting our global operations with the most capable, reliable and secure IT systems in the world,” Tracy said. “We appreciate the job Kim Hammonds has done in positioning the IT organization for leadership, and we’re confident that Ted will take our team to new levels of performance for our customers and our employees.”
In his previous role, Colbert was responsible for developing and maintaining IT solutions comprising networks, computing, servers, storage, collaboration and infrastructure across Boeing. He has also served as vice president of IT Business Systems, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate Offices and the company’s internal systems.
Colbert joined Boeing in 2009 as a director of the Enterprise Network Services organization. Before joining Boeing, he was a senior vice president of Enterprise Architecture at Citigroup. He also spent 11 years with Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization.
Colbert completed the Dual Degree Engineering Program at Georgia Tech and Morehouse College in Atlanta, with degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Interdisciplinary Science.