Boeing makes trio of leadership changes ahead of Embraer integration

Boeing has announced three leadership moves which is aimed at further strengthening the company’s global presence and partnerships.

Current president of Boeing International, Marc Allen (pictured above) has been named senior vice president of Boeing and president of Embraer Partnership and Group Operations. He will start his new role on 22 April.

He 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.

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

As president of Boeing International, British citizen Arthur will join the Executive Council – the first non-US citizen to join the group and lead the company’s global strategy and corporate operations outside the US, overseeing 18 regional offices in key global markets.

John Slattery, current president and chief executive officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and executive vice president of Embraer S.A, has been 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.