Kevin McAllister is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). He is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council and serves as Boeing’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest.
Named BCA president and CEO in November 2016, he is responsible for delivering on a record backlog and overseeing the growth of its commercial airplane programs. Boeing Commercial Airplanes accounts for more than 60 percent of Boeing’s total revenues and has nearly 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which is roughly 75 percent of the world fleet.
Before joining Boeing, McAllister was president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation, Services, a more than $9-billion business committed to helping operators of the more than 34,000 GE and CFM commercial engines achieve the lowest lifecycle cost of ownership via a fully customizable suite of products and offerings.
Prior to leading GE Aviation Services, McAllister was vice president and general manager, Global Sales and Marketing, leading record growth in the GE Aviation backlog. He was appointed an officer of the General Electric Company in 2008 and was appointed as a member of GE Company's Corporate Executive Council in 2013. He was honored with the Chairman's Leadership Award in 2012 and Heroes of Growth Award in 2010.
McAllister first joined GE Aviation Services in 1998 as a Master Black Belt leading Six Sigma productivity improvements across the global network of Component Repair Operations. Later that year, he was selected to lead Six Sigma program across Services, including Overhaul & Repair Operations, Materials, Engineering and Marketing & Sales.
In 2000, he became general manager of a newly formed GE Engines Services Customer Satisfaction Organization. From 2001 to 2005, McAllister was general manager of global Customer & Product Support Operations, leading a team that provides technical, operational and commercial support for customers worldwide.
McAllister joined GE Aviation from Howmet Corporation in 1989 and held various materials engineering leadership roles supporting product design, manufacturing, component repair and technology development. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning a bachelor's degree in materials engineering.
He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of ORBIS International, a non-profit global organization dedicated to preserving and restoring sight worldwide by strengthening the capacity of local partners to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable eye care. He is also past president and a member of the Board of Governors for The Wings Club, the premier global society of aviation professionals and a leading forum for aviation issues since 1942.