Boeing International Country/Regional Leadership

Australia Australia & South Pacific
Maureen Dougherty, President

France France
Yves Galland, President

Middle East Middle East
Jeff Johnson, President

Brazil Brazil
Donna Hrinak
President

Germany Germany & Northern Europe
Matthew Ganz, President

Republic of Korea Republic of Korea
Patrick (Pat) W. Gaines, President

Canada Canada (Ottawa)*
Jim (JB) Barnes, IBD Director

India India
Pratyush Kumar, President

Russia Russia/CIS
Sergey Kravchenko, President

Canada Canada (Winnipeg)*
Kevin Bartelson, General Manager

Isreal Israel
David Ivry, President

Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Ahmed Jazzar, President

Central Europe Central & Eastern Europe
Henryka Bochniarz, President

Italy Italy
Antonio De Palmas, President

Southeast Asia Southeast Asia
Ralph (Skip) Boyce, President

China China
Ian Thomas, President

Japan Japan
George Maffeo, President

Turkey Turkey
Bernard Dunn, President

EU Nato EU-NATO
Brian Moran, President

Latin America Latin America
Alexander F. Watson, Consultant

UK United Kingdom
Sir Roger Bone, President

* Represented by Business Units

Boeing in Australia
Boeing's presence in Australia is the company's largest operational footprint outside the United States. Since the establishment of Hawker de Havilland (now Boeing Aerostructures Australia) in 1927, Boeing has been integral to the fabric of the Australian aerospace industry through its products and services. Boeing successfully partners with the Australian defense and commercial industries and is an invaluable part of the Australian research communities.

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Boeing Australia Web site >>

Maureen Dougherty - Australia

Maureen Dougherty

President
Boeing Australia and
South Pacific
Biography

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Boeing in Brazil
Boeing highly values its relationship with Brazil. Boeing history in Brazil dates from 1932, when the company delivered 14 F4B-4 fighters to the Brazilian government. Since then, Boeing has formed a close partnership with its Brazilian airline customers and now serves as a catalyst for Brazil's aviation biofuels sector. Boeing is seeking new opportunities to expand its presence in country and work with Brazilian companies and governmental agencies in programs of mutual benefit.

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Donna Hrinak

Donna Hrinak

President
Boeing Brazil
Biography

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Boeing in Canada
Canada's enriching relationship with Boeing dates from 1919, when William "Bill" Boeing flew a Model C-700 seaplane from Seattle to Vancouver to make the first international mail delivery. Since then, Canada has become a customer, a supplier, and a partner to Boeing in both the defense and commercial sectors. Boeing contributes to the long-term success of Canada's aerospace industry with wealth creation, innovation, and employment.

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Boeing Canada Web site >> (in English)

Boeing Canada Web site >> (in French)

Jim (JB) Barnes

Jim (JB) Barnes

IBD Director
BDS Canada
Biography

Kevin Bartelson

Kevin Bartelson

General Manager
Boeing Canada Operations
Boeing Fabrication
BCA
Biography

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Boeing in Central and Eastern Europe
Boeing has been doing business in Central and Eastern Europe since 1969. The company partners with Central and Eastern European customers and suppliers, focusing on opportunities to grow business in area commercial and defense aviation and aerospace industries. Through participation in activities of the Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship organization, which manages the Boeing philanthropy and community service around the world, Boeing Central and Eastern Europe works with various organizations and nongovernmental organizations in the region on a number of local community projects.

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Countries include:
Bosnia
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Hungary
Kosovo
Montenegro
Poland
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia

Henryka Bochniarz

President
Boeing Central &
Eastern Europe
Biography

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Boeing in China
Boeing and China have a long history of cooperation in aviation. China-born Wong Tsoo was the first engineer hired by Boeing. He helped to design the Model C bi-wing airplane in 1916. Boeing is an industry leader in supporting trade with China. Boeing works with Chinese airlines, the Chinese aviation industry, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, and the Chinese government in areas such as safety and aviation quality.

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Boeing China Web site >> (in Chinese)

Ian Thomas - China

Ian Thomas

President
Boeing China
Biography

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Boeing in EU and NATO
Boeing has been a part of the European aerospace community for more than 75 years. The company is committed to building constructive relationships with European decision-makers to advance the interests of aerospace and defense as a global industry and an essential element of European competitiveness and growth. As a leader in innovation and technology, Boeing works across governments, industry, and academia to promote sound policies to reduce the environmental effects of aviation by improving airplane performance, airport operations, and air traffic management and creating incentives for new technology development such as alternative fuel and energy sources.

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European Union (EU) Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Member Countries:
Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Brian Moran

President
Boeing EU and NATO
Biography

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Boeing in France
Boeing maintains successful relationships with many aviation and aerospace customers and suppliers in France. Boeing history with France dates from 1910, when William "Bill" Boeing met a French flying ace at an international air show in Los Angeles. The conversation inspired him to get into the airplane business. In 1955, Air France became the first airline outside of the United States to enter the jet age with the Model 707 jetliner. Boeing provides the French commercial and defense sectors with products, systems, services, and support.



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Boeing France Web site >> (in French)

Yves Galland

President
Boeing France
Biography

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Boeing in Germany & Northern Europe
Boeing has extensive partnerships in Germany & Northern Europe. The Boeing Company name came from its founder Bill Boeing. In the 1800s, Wilhelm Böing emigrated to the United States from Germany. His son, Bill, attended school in Switzerland and went on to establish The Boeing Company. Today, Boeing has many suppliers and customers in the region and collaborates closely with government, academic institutions, and industry as well as airlines. Boeing focuses on strengthening the role of aerospace and making advances in areas such as safety, the environment, and air traffic management.

Germany Backgrounder >>

Northern Europe Backgrounder >>

Boeing Germany Web site >> (in German)

Matthew Ganz

President
Boeing Germany &
Northern Europe
Vice President
European Technology Strategy
  Biography

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Boeing in India
Boeing and India maintain a relationship of close cooperation. The company's presence in India dates from 1941, when Tata Airlines (later Air India) began flying two DC-2 airliners on loan from the Indian government. Boeing values the productivity opportunities that Indian partners bring in the areas of commercial aviation and aerospace, defense products and services, and technology.

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Boeing India Web site >>

Pratyush Kumar

President
Boeing India
Biography

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Boeing in Israel
Boeing has held an important role in Israeli aviation and aerospace since the state's founding. In 1948, El Al made its inaugural flight with a Douglas C-54 transport borrowed from the military to bring Chaim Weizmann, Israel's first president, home from Switzerland. That same year, the Israeli Air Force began flying the B-17 Flying Fortress. Boeing works with the public and private sectors to support Israel's position as a world leader in the aerospace industry.

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Boeing Israel Web site >> (in English)

Boeing Israel Web site >> (in Hebrew)

David Ivry

President
Boeing Israel
Biography

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Boeing in Italy
Boeing values its cooperative relationship with Italy and works closely with the country's commercial and the defense sectors. Boeing history with Italy dates from the 1950s, when Alitalia flew the DC-7 airliner. Since the late 1960s, Boeing and Aerfer (now Alenia Aeronautica) have worked together on many aerospace programs. Italy is a key player in the company's global network of customers, partners, and suppliers.

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Boeing Italy Web site >> (in Italian)

Antonio De Palmas

President
Boeing Italy
Biography

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Boeing in Japan
As a major provider of commercial jetliners and military equipment and aircraft to Japan, Boeing maintains a strong relationship with the country. Boeing history in Japan dates from 1953, with the opening of the Tokyo office. Japan has played an important role in launching new Boeing programs. Boeing partners with customers and suppliers in the Japanese aviation and aerospace industries.

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Boeing Japan Web site >> (in Japanese)

George Maffeo

George Maffeo

President
Boeing Japan
Biography

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Boeing in Latin America
Boeing has a strong presence in Latin American aviation and aerospace. Boeing history with Latin America spans countries throughout the region. Since the early days of Latin American aviation, airlines such as SCADTA (now Avianca) and VARIG have expanded their routes with Boeing airplanes. Boeing has designed several generations of satellites for the Mexican geomobile satellite system (known as MEXSAT). Boeing provides the commercial and defense sectors throughout Latin America with products, systems, services, and support.

Countries include:
Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Mexico
Panama
Venezuela

Alexander F. Watson

Boeing Consultant
Latin America
Biography

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Boeing in Middle East
Boeing history in the region dates from 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented a DC-3 Dakota to King Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia. Today, Boeing counts Middle Eastern airlines among its strongest customers. The company also offers a portfolio of defense products, systems, services, and solutions. Boeing values its many relationships in the Middle East, including partnerships, technical sharing, and training agreements, and works closely with countries in the region to promote their status as crucial hubs for the world's passengers and cargo.

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Boeing Middle East Web site >> (in Arabic)

Boeing Middle East Web site >> (in English)

Countries include:
Bahrain
Egypt
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Omar
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Jeff Johnson

President
Boeing Middle East
Biography

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Boeing in Republic of Korea
Boeing has developed partnerships with the Republic of Korea in the commercial and military sectors, forging business relationships and contributing to the growth of the Korean aerospace industry. Boeing history with Korea dates from 1951, when Douglas AD Skyraiders went into service during the Korean War. Boeing cooperates with Korean aerospace partners not only on defense projects but also as a global supplier of essential commercial airplane parts and components.

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Boeing Republic of Korea Web site >> (in Korean)

Patrick W. Gaines

President
Boeing Korea
Biography

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Boeing in Russia/CIS
Boeing maintains a mutually beneficial relationship with Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in aviation, aerospace, and technology. Boeing history in the region dates from the Soviet era, when Boeing was a part of the historic Apollo-Soyuz space mission in the 1970s. Since then, Boeing has cooperated closely with the Russian space industry. Boeing places a high value on Russia's intellectual resources in industry and science and on its long history of aerospace expertise and innovation.

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Boeing Russia Web site >> (in Russian)

Sergey Kravchenko

President
Boeing Russia/CIS
Biography

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Boeing in Saudi Arabia
Boeing enjoys a strong partnership with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Boeing history in the region dates from 1945, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt presented a DC-3 Dakota to King Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia. The king's purchase of two more DC-3 airliners formed the foundation of Saudi Arabian Airlines. Along with contributing to the growth of Saudi commercial aviation and technology, Boeing builds relationships with Saudi civil and defense authorities.

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Boeing Saudi Arabia Web site >> (in Arabic)

Boeing Saudi Arabia Web site >> (in English)

Ahmed Jazzar

President
Boeing Saudi Arabia
Biography

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Boeing in Southeast Asia
Boeing relationships in Southeast Asia have encompassed partnerships in commercial aviation, defense, aerospace, and research. Boeing history in the region dates from 1946, when Philippine Airlines operated a fleet of five Douglas DC-3 airliners. Boeing sees the region as a key global logistics hub and partners with suppliers as well as customers in aerospace and technology.

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Countries include:
Brunei
Indonesia
Malaysia
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam

Ralph (Skip) Boyce

President
Boeing Southeast Asia
Biography

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Boeing in Turkey
Boeing has a thriving relationship with Turkey as a supplier of commercial and defense products and as a partner of the Turkish aerospace industry. Boeing and Turkey share history dating from 1945, when Turkish Airlines purchased its first DC-3/C-47 airliners. Boeing cooperates with the Turkish aerospace industry in commercial and military aviation programs.

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Bernard Dunn

Bernard Dunn

President
Boeing Turkey
Biography

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Boeing in United Kingdom
Boeing and its partners in the United Kingdom (UK) are helping to shape the future of aerospace by developing cutting-edge products and services. Boeing has maintained a close relationship with the UK dating from the introduction of the North American Harvard military training aircraft in 1938. Boeing sent its first overseas field representatives to England on assignment to the B-17 Flying Fortress in 1941. The company supplies products, services, and technology to UK customers in the commercial and defense sectors and the research industries.

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Boeing UK Web site >>

Sir Roger Bone

President
Boeing United Kingdom
Biography

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