Ted Colbert, chief information officer and senior vice president of IT & Data Analytics for The Boeing Company, has been appointed CEO of Boeing Global Services. Colbert, standing right alongside Tyrone Taborn, Career Communications Group CEO and BEYA Chairman, at the Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) Technology Achievement ceremony on March 8, 2019, was a Cyber Visionary Trailblazer Award winner at the BEYA STEM Conference in 2010 and 2012.
Today, Boeing named Stan Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Colbert to succeed Deal as president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. Vishwa Uddanwadiker is appointed to Colbert’s former role as an interim chief information officer and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics.
“Our entire Boeing team is focused on operational excellence, aligned with our values of safety, quality and integrity, and we’re committed to delivering on our commitments and regaining trust with our regulators, customers, and other stakeholders,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing President and CEO. “Stan brings extensive operational experience at Commercial Airplanes and trusted relationships with our airline customers and industry partners, and Ted brings to our Global Services business an enterprise approach to customers and strong digital business expertise—a key component of our long-term growth plans.”
Colbert joined Boeing in 2009 and is a member of the Boeing Executive Council. In his prior role, as chief information officer (CIO) and senior vice president of Information Technology & Data Analytics, he oversaw all aspects of information technology, information security, data, and analytics. He also supported the growth of Boeing’s business through IT- and analytics-related revenue-generating programs.
Prior to his role as CIO, he led the company’s Information Technology Infrastructure (IT) organization where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the network, computing, server, storage, collaboration and infrastructure solutions across the enterprise. Before that, he led the IT Business Systems organization where he managed the computing application systems that support Boeing Finance, Human Resources, Corporate and Commercial Capital Business Units, as well as the company’s internal systems.
Before joining Boeing, Colbert worked for Citigroup and spent 11 years with Ford Motor Company’s Information Technology organization. During his tenure with Ford, he championed and led campus recruiting, career development, and community service projects.
Colbert earned a dual degree in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Morehouse College, majoring in industrial and systems engineering as well as an interdisciplinary science. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Thurgood Marshall College Fund.