Wed, Jan 07, 2004
Boeing's board of
directors has elected James A. Bell as chief financial officer for
the $54 billion global aerospace company. A 31-year veteran of the
company, Bell has been Boeing’s acting CFO since Nov. 24,
Bell, 55, served as senior vice president of finance and
corporate controller since October 2000.
“James Bell is a superior financial leader,” said
Boeing President and CEO Harry Stonecipher. “He is a proven,
highly skilled manager who has intimate knowledge of our strategy
and champions fiscal transparency. James will be a key member of
our leadership team.”
As the corporate controller for Boeing, Bell has been
responsible for managing the company’s financial and cost
accounting, external reporting, cost policy, company-wide
estimating, and common business systems. He has been the
company’s principal interface with the board of
director’s audit committee.
In 1972, Bell joined Rockwell as an accountant. He held
leadership positions of increasing responsibility in auditing,
program management and finance. Boeing acquired the space and
defense businesses of Rockwell in 1996. Prior to his corporate
controller position, Bell was the vice president of contracts and
pricing for Boeing Space and Communications.
A native of Los Angeles, Bell attended California State
University at Los Angeles, where he earned a bachelor’s
degree in accounting.
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