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Stan Deal 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 the company’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest. Deal was named to this position in October 2019.
He is responsible for delivering a family of super-efficient airplanes to worldwide customers and leading the growth of the company’s commercial airplane programs. Today, Boeing has approximately 12,000 commercial jetliners in service worldwide, which is more than half of the global fleet. Before returning to BCA, Deal led Boeing Global Services (BGS), a business unit stood up in July 2017 that brought together services capabilities spanning the defense, space and commercial sectors. At BGS, Deal defined and implemented a new aerospace services development and delivery model for commercial and government customers worldwide, focused on four capability areas: Supply Chain; Engineering, Modifications and Maintenance; Digital Solutions and Analytics; and Training and Professional Services.
Previously, Deal was senior vice president of Commercial Aviation Services. In that role, he led a team in providing customer support and services to airlines and leasing companies around the globe. Under his leadership, Commercial Aviation Services generated record performance in 2014 and 2015. Formerly the services division of BCA, Commercial Aviation Services is now included in the Boeing Global Services portfolio. From 2011 to 2014, Deal was vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for BCA. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general manager of the BCA Supplier Management organization, where he was responsible for the strategy, contracting, daily management and development of the supply chain.
Deal has held multiple leadership roles in BCA Sales and Marketing, including vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and vice president of BCA Sales and Marketing Operations. He was also vice president of Global Network Sales, during which time he helped launch Connexion by Boeing. Since joining Boeing in 1986, Deal’s broad range of leadership positions includes leading integrated product teams for propulsion systems and structures on the 717 program, and serving as program manager for the MD-11 Japan Airlines program.
Deal serves on the board of directors for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, supporting its mission to commemorate the past and educate and inspire an appreciation for the importance of flight to humanity. He also serves on the executive board for the Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Deal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.