Boeing’s Spectrolab subsidiary has appointed 25-year satellite industry veteran Troy Dawson president, effective immediately, Boeing announced Wednesday.
He succeeds Dave Lillington, who is retiring after a 28-year career with Boeing and Spectrolab, acquired by Boeing in 2000.
Spectrolab is in the process of a factory modernization and automation process, said Craig Crooning, Boeing’s vice president and general manager of space and intelligence systems.
Dawson previously served as the company’s director of satellite bus products, where he managed overall engineering and operations for satellite infrastructure.
He also has served as deputy program director for the Wideband Global SATCOM Block II program and held management and engineering roles on other satellite product lines.
Spectrolab is a Sylmar, Calif.-based solar cell and panel maker that also produces multijunction cells, panels and airborne searchlight systems.