Boeing, today named Kevin G. McAllister President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company Vice Chairman Ray Conner in that role.
Boeing also appointed Stanley A. Deal president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new business unit to be formed from the customer services groups within the company's existing commercial airplanes and defense, space and security business units.
Conner will continue to serve as Boeing vice chairman through 2017. He will work closely with McAllister in the months ahead on a purposeful hand-off of customer, supplier, and community and government relationships, and to ensure continuity of operations and customer support.
McAllister, 53, joins Boeing after 27 years with GE Aviation, where he served since 2014 as President and CEO of GE Aviation Services.
Before that, as vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing since 2008, he was credited with delivering record backlog growth for the nearly $25 billion GE business.
Deal, 52, brings three decades of broad aerospace experience to his new leadership role. Since 2014 he has served as senior vice president of Boeing's Commercial Aviation Services business, delivering consecutive years of record performance.
Previously, he was vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, responsible for Supplier Management, Fabrication, Propulsion Systems and Quality groups.
Deal joined the company as an engineer on the C-17 military aircraft program and also held senior roles in sales and marketing.