Boeing Names New Regional Vice President for Integrated Defense Systems in the Middle East
Boeing has named Jeff Johnson vice president of Integrated Defense Systems Business Development for the Middle East region. Johnson brings more than 30 years of business development experience to his new assignment and is responsible for business development across the region including Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, North Africa, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. He and his team will continue to manage the sales and marketing responsibilities and provide a local presence in the Middle East.
Johnson was previously vice president for Integrated Defense Systems Business Development for the Americas and Africa regions. In this capacity he led key sales in Canada and Chile and paved the way for an increased market presence in Latin America.
“Jeff Johnson has industry market experience that is vitally important in Boeing's continuing commitment to its customers and focus on meeting customer requirements in the region,” said Mark Sullivan, vice president International Business Development, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. "The combination of experience and knowledge makes Jeff uniquely qualified to step into this important position.”
Johnson joined the core Business Development staff in 2000 as Regional Manager for Mediterranean Business Development. In this function, he led Sales, Marketing and Business Development activities in Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, and Italy, and executed major sales campaigns for Apache, 767 Tanker, C-130 AMP, JDAM, & Harpoon.
Johnson joined the company in 1982 and has served as Business Development Manager for Weapons Programs, Advanced Development Manager for Harpoon/SLAM Program, and Harpoon Program Manager for Australia. Prior to those assignments, he worked in Design Engineering, Electronics Design and Manufacturing, System Engineering, Flight Test Engineering, and Program Management.
Johnson has Business Development experience in more than 35 countries with demonstrated expertise in nurturing excellent customer relations around the world. He has led major Sales and Marketing efforts to introduce three important product developments to market, and pioneered several Strategic Teaming Agreements with Global industry. His expertise includes Weapons Integration on 15 different aircraft types, ships and submarines.
A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $30.5 billion business. It provides network-centric system solutions to its global military, government, and commercial customers. It is a leading provider of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer; the world's largest satellite manufacturer and a leading provider of space-based communications; the primary systems integrator for U.S. missile defense and Department of Homeland Security; NASA's largest contractor; and a global leader in sustainment solutions and launch services.
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