Staff Reports – Joan Robinson-Berry, vice president and general manager of Boeing‘s North Charleston site, will take on a new role as VP of engineering maintenance and modification at the Boeing’s global services business.
She will offer technical support services to the defense and commercial sectors at the Plano, Texas-based unit.
The three-decade Boeing veteran previously served as VP of shared services within the firm’s supplier management organization and director of Phantom Works supplier management for its defense, space and security division.
Her other previous roles include service as small business liaison officer; director of engineering and technical workforce excellence; director of engineering processes, tools and skills within the space and communications unit; and program manager of the MD-80/-90 twinjet programs.
Robinson-Berry, who took over after Beverly Wyse left the plant for the company’s Shared Services Group, will be missed by the company’s North Charleston site. Under her leadership, Dreamliner production increased from 10 to 12 aircrafts built per month.
Her 30 years of experience with the company helped her resolve labor negotiations, working closely with Boeing’s employees. Joan also oversaw the building of the 787 Dreamliner, a commercial mid-size widebody, twin-engine jet airliner. Its variants seat 242 to 335 passengers in typical three-class seating configurations.
Although Robinson-Berry’s job is based in Texas, she will continue to reside in the Lowcountry and her continue her philanthropic activities.