James Chilton

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SVP, Space & Launch



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Jim Chilton is senior vice president of the Space and Launch division of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Chilton assumed this role in April 2018 as BDS announced a new operating structure to sharpen focus on key markets and move faster to meet customers’ needs. It realigned his previous Space and Missile Systems organization, created in July 2017, to focus entirely on space and launch programs for government and commercial customers. Chilton began his career with Boeing in 1984 as a turbo machinery development engineer at the Rocketdyne division in Canoga Park, Calif. He went on to hold a number of roles in engine test and launch operations. In July 2019, Chilton was named a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and of the IAA Board of Trustees, Engineering Sciences Section. He also has served on the board of directors for the National Children's Advocacy Center and the International Astronautical Federation industry relations committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and a master’s degree from the Florida Institute of Technology. He also completed the systems acquisition course for general and flag officers at Defense Acquisition University and is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.
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