Boeing has made Scott Carpendale’s appointment as Boeing Defence Australia vice president and managing director permanent.
Carpendale had been in the role in an acting capacity for the past two months, following the death of Darren Edwards on Sunday 22 2019.
However, Boeing on Monday formally named Carpendale as Edwards’ successor.
He would also join the Boeing Australia Holdings board and be a part of the Boeing Australia leadership team led by Boeing Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific president Maureen Dougherty.
“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,” Boeing international government and defence organisation vice president Torbjorn Sjogren said in a statement.
“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.”
Carpendale was most recently a director of Boeing Defence Australia’s commercial derivative aircraft business.
In that role, 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, Boeing said.
Carpendale’s other senior leadership positions in Australia and the United States during his 17-year career at Boeing have been in supply chain management, engineering, operations and program management.
Further, Carpendale had two years as the director of strategic customer relationships, that also included a liaison role on behalf of Boeing Defence Australia.
He will be based in Boeing Defence Australia’s head office in Brisbane.
Sjogren said Edwards was greatly missed by his Boeing colleagues around the world.
“We are grateful to Darren Edwards for his exceptional leadership that helped transform Boeing Defence Australia,” Sjogren said.
“He was a man of tremendous integrity who achieved great things for our company.”