The Boeing Company named Stan Deal to succeed Kevin McAllister as president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Ted Colbert to succeed Deal as President and CEO of Boeing Global Services, effective immediately. Vishwa Uddanwadiker is appointed to Colbert’s former role as Interim Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics.
“Our entire Boeing team is focused on operational excellence, aligned with our values of safety, quality and integrity, and we're committed to delivering on our commitments and regaining trust with our regulators, customers and other stakeholders,” Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg said.
“Stan brings extensive operational experience at Commercial Airplanes and trusted relationships with our airline customers and industry partners; and Ted brings to our Global Services business an enterprise approach to customers and strong digital business expertise - a key component of our long-term growth plans,” he added.
“We’re grateful to Kevin for his dedicated and tireless service to Boeing, its customers and its communities during a challenging time, and for his commitment to support this transition. We also thank Vishwa for stepping up to this important role,” said Muilenburg.
“The Boeing board fully supports these leadership moves. Boeing will emerge stronger than ever from its current challenges and the changes we're making throughout Boeing will benefit the flying public well into the future,” said Boeing Chairman David Calhoun.
“Boeing is a great company with a commitment to safety I have seen firsthand working side-by-side with many thousands of tremendously talented and dedicated employees. It has been an honor to serve with such a professional team for the past three years,” said McAllister.
Stan Deal joined Boeing in 1986, and is Executive Vice President of Boeing and President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Prior to this role, Deal was President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Global Services. He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council.
Deal led Boeing Global Services from its establishment in November 2016 as a third business unit of the company, bringing together services capabilities that span the defense, space and commercial sectors. Prior to leading Boeing Global Services, Deal had held a number of essential leadership positions at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, including running its supply chain and serving as sales leader for the Asia-Pacific region.