Kevin McAllister has been named the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, replacing Boeing Vice Chairman Ray Conner .
"With Ray Conner's retirement timeline in sight and an expanding global services market to pursue, these moves will further strengthen and grow Boeing and better serve our customers, employees, shareholders and other partners in the years ahead," Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said. "We are immensely grateful to Ray for his leadership and contributions to Boeing over nearly four decades, and we will continue to rely on his vast experience and keen insights in supporting the leadership and business transitions underway."
McAllister will join Boeing after working for GE Aviation for 27 years.
"Kevin is one of industry's best and most highly regarded senior executives, and we are thrilled to have him join Boeing and our strong Commercial Airplanes team," Muilenburg said. "He's a passionate leader with decades of commercial aviation knowledge and experience. He knows Boeing well, shares our values and commitment to our people, and has the results-oriented operational and business experience needed to lead this vital and growing part of our company."