New MD for Boeing research and technology

José Enrique Román has been named managing director of Boeing Research & Technology-Europe (BR&T-E).

Román will lead Boeing’s efforts to work with partners across the European research-and-development community to foster excellence and competitiveness. He replaces Francisco Escartí, BR&T-Europe’s managing director since 2004, who will retire at the end of March.

BR&T-Europe celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012 and has become the technology hub for Boeing within the European Union. The centre, located in Madrid, Spain, currently has a staff of about 60 employees recruited from across Europe.