Boeing has officially confirmed its new vice president and managing director for the company’s Australian defence business following the passing of Darren Edwards earlier this year.
Defence Connect can confirm the appointment of Scott Carpendale as vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia.
Carpendale will be based at Boeing Defence Australia’s head office in Brisbane, where he will also serve as a board member of Boeing Australia Holdings and a member of the Boeing Australia leadership team led by Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific president Maureen Dougherty.
Carpendale has been with Boeing for 17 years in senior leadership positions in Australia and the United States.
Carpendale’s most recent role was director of Boeing Defence Australia’s Commercial Derivative Aircraft business where he led all E-7A Airborne Early Warning & Control programs, including a range of contracts under the Wedgetail Head Agreement Deed that supports sustainment and capability enhancements.
Torbjorn “Turbo” Sjogren, vice president of Boeing’s International Government and Defence organisation, said, “Scott is an astute and highly capable business leader who has earned the trust and respect of his global peers, colleagues and customers during his nearly two decades with Boeing.”
He has also led various business functions, including supply chain management, engineering, operations and program management, and he spent two years in the US as director of strategic customer relationships, where he performed a liaison role on behalf of Boeing Defence Australia.
“His extensive experience across Boeing’s operations, his deep understanding of the Australian and global defence environments, and his ability to forge strong relationships with customers means he is the best person to lead Boeing Defence Australia as that team continues to execute and grow the business,” Sjogren added.
Sjogren also paid tribute to the legacy left by Darren Edwards, saying, “We are grateful to Darren Edwards for his exceptional leadership that helped transform Boeing Defence Australia. He was a man of tremendous integrity who achieved great things for our company. He remains greatly missed by his Boeing colleagues around the world.”