Aerospace industry veteran Mark Cherry is joining Boeing as Vice President of the Phantom Works advanced technology organization within the company’s Defense, Space & Security business unit.
Cherry succeeds Darryl Davis, who led Phantom Works for 10 years. Davis has moved into a company-wide program management role reporting to Greg Smith, chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enterprise Performance & Strategy.
Most recently, Cherry was President and Chief Operating Officer of Aurora Flight Sciences. Boeing, on October 5, announced its acquisition of that company. Prior to Aurora, Cherry held leadership positions at United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft, Teradyne, and Boston Consulting Group, as well as the Air Force.
Cherry, who will join Boeing in the coming weeks, is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, the Air Force’s Institute of Technology, and Stanford University.