Boeing announces trio of leadership moves

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 26, 2019 16:26

Boeing announces trio of leadership moves

On March 20, Boeing announced three leadership moves. Marc Allen was named senior vice president of Boeing and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations; Sir Michael Arthur was named president of Boeing International; and John Slattery was announced as president and chief executive officer of the commercial aviation and services joint venture between Boeing and Embraer.

Marc Allen, 45, current president of Boeing International, was named senior vice president of Boeing and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations. Reporting to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, Allen becomes Boeing’s lead executive responsible for preparing for integration of multiple Embraer group operations with Boeing, and upon the deal’s closing, for delivering on execution, financial performance and growth of the Embraer partnership assets. He will continue to serve as a member of Boeing’s Executive Council. The change is effective April 22.

Sir Michael Arthur, 68, current president of Boeing Europe and managing director of Boeing U.K. and Ireland, will succeed Allen as president of Boeing International. The change is effective April 22.

As president of Boeing International, Arthur will join the Executive Council—the first non-U.S. citizen to join the group—and report to Muilenburg. Arthur will lead the company’s global strategy and corporate operations outside the U.S., overseeing 18 regional offices in key global markets. Arthur will maintain offices in London and Arlington, Va.

John Slattery, 50, current president and chief executive officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and executive vice president of Embraer S.A., was announced as president and chief executive officer for the commercial aviation and services joint venture between Boeing and Embraer. The position is subject to formal appointment by the joint venture’s Board of Directors after closing. Once approved, Slattery will report to Allen as the chair of the new company’s board of directors. Slattery will be based in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

“This joint venture will be one of the most significant partnerships in the commercial aviation industry and John is the right person to lead it,” said Greg Smith, Boeing chief financial officer and executive vice president of Enterprise Performance & Strategy. “He brings a tremendous customer focus, depth of knowledge and industry respect to the role, combined with a passion for innovation and vision for the future of Brazil’s commercial aviation industry.”

Slattery joined Embraer in 2011 as senior vice president responsible for customer finance, asset and risk management. He was named president and chief executive officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and executive vice president of Embraer S.A. in 2016. Prior to Embraer, he spent 15 years in executive roles in commercial aviation advisory, leasing and banking organizations.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 26, 2019 16:26