Boeing names new president/CEO

Boeing has named Kevin G. McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, succeeding company vice chairman Ray Conner, the company said.

The company 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.

McAllister joins Boeing after 27 years with GE Aviation Services where he served as president and CEO.

Deal is a veteran Boeing executive who brings three decades of aerospace experience to his new role. Since 2014, he has served as senior vice president of Boeing´s Commercial Aviation Services business.

Conner will continue to serve as Boeing vice chairman through 2017. He is expected to provide strategic oversight and guidance for the company´s transition to a single integrated services business and remain involved in ongoing product development strategy at Commercial Airplanes.

Boeing Global Services will bring together core capabilities currently within Commercial Aviation Services and Boeing Defense, Space & Security´s Global Services & Support group. The new unit will incorporate the capabilities of various Boeing subsidiaries, including Aviall and Jeppesen.

Boeing Global Services is slated to begin operating as the company´s third major business unit by the third quarter of 2017, with a small core headquarters group based in Dallas, where Aviall currently has a presence.

Boeing Global Services & Support, with more than 13,000 employees in 295 locations, delivers a full-spectrum of offerings to military and government customers, including training, supply chain management, aircraft modernization, platform sustainment and data optimization.