McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Obie Jones as the Chief Operating Officer at World View. Obie will oversee all operations for World View’s manufacturing and supply chain operations. He will serve as one of the key executives as the company continues its cutting-edge earth observation business, while also developing its next-generation vehicles built for human travel in the stratosphere.

Prior to World View, Obie spent over 30 years with Boeing, where he developed a strong track record of building high functioning manufacturing organizations. He has worked across a variety of applications, with his most recent role being Vice President of Vertical Lift + Integrated Systems Operations, where he led the development and implemented the strategy of Space Launch Systems programs. Before that, he served as Vice President of Military Aircraft Quality + Operations, where he led a group of 14,000 employees across five sites.  

World View is the leading stratospheric technology company in the world. They deliver valuable insight to enterprises, agencies, and individuals via two primary business segments: Stratollite un-crewed flight systems and Voyager human spaceflight systems.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Partner Jared Moriarty and Managing Director Michael Finegold.