Bell plans to help Smith transition into the role for two months prior to retiring from the company April. 1.
Smith has served as corporate controller since February 2010 and previously led the company’s financial planning, analysis and internal audit groups.
“Greg is an extremely capable and seasoned industry leader with a uniquely broad background in finance, manufacturing and supply chain operations, and program management,” McNerney said. “His insight into how the business works from the ground level up is a tremendous asset to have in a CFO.”
Diana Sands, Boeing’s vice president of investor relations and financial planning and analysis, will fill Smith’s current roles on Feb. 1. Sands joined Boeing in 2001 from General Motors and has led investor relations, financial planning and analysis since February 2010. She previously held executive positions in corporate treasury and other finance areas.