Rolls-Royce Appoints New Presidents of Civil Aerospace, Defense

By Oliver GriffinFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (RR.LN) said Wednesday that it has appointed Chris Cholerton as president of its civil-aerospace business and Tom Bell as president of its enlarged defense business.

The U.K.-based aircraft-engine maker said on Jan. 17 that it had launched a strategic review of its commercial-marine business as part of the simplification and restructuring of its business as it reduces its five operating businesses to three core units.

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Mr. Cholerton was formerly the president of the company's defense business, while Mr. Bell--who was president of Rolls-Royce's defense business before he left in 2015--rejoins the company after serving as senior vice president of global sales and marketing for defense, space and security at Boeing Co. (BA).

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January 31, 2018 05:43 ET (10:43 GMT)