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Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief technology officer. (Via Boeing)

Boeing named Greg Hyslop its new chief technology officer on Monday. The 34-year company veteran will replace John Tracy, who has 35 years at Boeing and announced his retirement earlier this year.

Tracy has served as CTO since 2006, according to a Boeing news release. Hyslop, 57, will continue in his role as senior vice president for Engineering, Test & Technology where he oversees development and implementation of the company’s enterprise technology investment strategy, as well as Boeing’s research and technology, test and evaluation, and companywide engineering functions.

Hyslop’s appointment as CTO is effective immediately and he will report to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg. He’ll also continue to serve on the company’s Executive Council.

“With a unique combination of advanced technology leadership and business acumen sharpened through many years as a program manager, Greg has the right skills and experiences to help ensure Boeing remains a world-class technology company in its second century,” Muilenburg said in a Boeing release. “Greg recognizes the most effective technological leaps are those that exceed customers’ expectations for performance and innovation at a price they can afford.”

Hyslop joined Boeing in 1982 as a guidance and control systems engineer on missile programs.

In other high-profile tech news for Boeing, the company announced Monday that it will adopt Microsoft Azure for many of its commercial analytical aviation applications. The move to the cloud “will accelerate predictive maintenance and flight optimization, helping airlines save money and improve efficiency,” the company said.

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