1. Jim Hileman's Responsibilities and Peers: Hileman leads a team that "ensures the company’s technical expertise and market leadership in sustainability technologies, as well as emerging, advanced aerial mobility applications," the company said. He reports to CTO Todd Citron, while also working closely with Chief Sustainability Officer Christopher Raymond.
2. Focus Areas: Boeing said Hileman will "lead and integrate efforts to develop innovations in electrification, energy sources, and aircraft design." That includes leadership of Cascade, a data modeling tool to show the most effective scenarios for reaching net zero by 2050, and in electrification, energy storage, aircraft design, operational efficiency and autonomy, Boeing said.
3. Strategic Partnerships: Hileman, Boeing added, will also oversee the teams supporting joint ventures with Wisk Aero, which produces an electric, self-flying air taxi, and SkyGrid, which is developing tools to manage airspace integration and to deliver operational functions.
4. Bonus - Why Technology Partners Should Care: By 2027, 25% of Global 2000 companies will have assigned a chief sustainability officer (CSO) responsible for meeting their organization’s ESG goals and making ESG-related IT purchasing decisions, according to IDC. Technology partners need to extend their sales, marketing, engagement and support strategies to fulfill those CSOs needs, Sustainable Tech Partner believes.