20-Mar-2015 Source: Boeing
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today named Jeff Johnson, vice president, Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA). He succeeds Tim Norgart, who recently retired from Boeing. Johnson will be based in St. Louis, Missouri, and report to BMA President Shelley Lavender.
Johnson has been president of Boeing Middle East since March 2011, based in the company’s Dubai office. Before that, he was senior director of Global Strike Business Development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) from November 2009. Over his Boeing career, Johnson has business development experience in more than 40 countries.
“Jeff has been an outstanding leader for Boeing in the Middle East region,” said Marc Allen, President of Boeing International. “During his tenure, Boeing has steadily and effectively expanded its business and presence across the region and has successfully implemented a strategy that positions the company for future growth. We will announce Jeff’s successor shortly and the transition plan they will implement.”
As BMA vice president of Business Development, Johnson will lead a team responsible for the development and implementation of business strategies for the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, the F-15 Strike Eagle, the C-17 Globemaster III, the KC-46 Tanker, the P-8A Poseidon, the AH-64 Apache and H-47 Chinook, and weapons and unmanned systems.
Boeing’s relationship with the Middle East dates back more than 60 years. Its first office was established in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 1982. Since then, the company has expanded its presence and relationships across the region. Boeing opened an office in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 1999, a regional office in Dubai in 2003, and expanded its footprint in Doha, Qatar, in Nov. 2010.
Boeing is the world’s leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 163,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. Total company revenues for 2014 were $90.8 billion.