Stan Deal is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He is a member of the Boeing 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.
Before returning to Commercial Airplanes, Deal led Boeing Global Services, a business unit stood up in July 2017 that brought together services capabilities spanning the defense, space and commercial sectors. At Global Services, 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 & Maintenance; Digital Solutions & Analytics; and Training & 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 Commercial Airplanes, Commercial Aviation Services is now included in the Global Services portfolio.
From 2011 to 2014, Deal was vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for Commercial Airplanes. Before that, he served as vice president and general manager of the Commercial Airplanes’ Supplier Management organization, where he was responsible for supply chain strategy, contracting, daily management and development.
Deal held multiple leadership roles in Commercial Airplanes Sales and Marketing, including vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and vice president of 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 has included 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 boards for Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable. Both organizations comprise senior executives from leading private sector employers in Washington. Washington Roundtable seeks to effect positive public policy changes to support the state’s economic vitality and opportunity. Challenge Seattle strives to position Washington as one of the most globally competitive regions in the world while tackling the area’s most pressing civic challenges.
Deal also serves on the board of the Smithsonian 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.
Deal has a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.