Boeing Opens Norfolk Office to Support Navy, Marines and Joint Forces Command

Apr 01, 2004, 00:00 ET from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

    NORFOLK, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boeing (NYSE:   BA)
 officials have announced the opening of an Integrated Defense Systems field
 office in Norfolk, Va. A result of increased customer activity in the Greater
 Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk areas, the office will support Naval and
 Joint customer activities in Virginia, Rhode Island and Europe.
     "Our goal is to meet our customers' transformational needs," said John
 Lockard, Boeing senior vice president, Naval Systems.  "The mission of our new
 field office is to provide continued customer support while increasing our
 understanding of their requirements.  The message is:  'We want to be near,
 and we want to be available.'"
     Retired Navy captain, Louis Lalli, a nine-year Boeing employee, has been
 named Director of the office.  Lalli served most of his 27-year career at
 Naval Air Station Oceana and Naval Air Station Norfolk where he last served as
 Chief of Staff to the Commander, Naval Air Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Lalli
 will be responsible for the field office operations and Joint Business
 Development. In addition to Lalli, Boeing will staff the office with
 operationally experienced specialists in air, sea and undersea warfare.
     The new Norfolk office is located at 5700 Lake Wright Dr., Suite 204,
 Norfolk, Va., in the Twin Oaks Office Bldg Complex. The telephone number is
 (757) 455-0160.
     A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of
 the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis,
 Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $27 billion business. It provides
 systems solutions to its global military, government and commercial customers.
 It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; the
 world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite
 manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary
 systems integrator for U.S. missile defense; NASA's largest contractor; and a
 global leader in launch services.

SOURCE Boeing Integrated Defense Systems