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For his successful and influential career in the aviation industry, along with his active alumni engagement at both the department and college level.

President and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
  • MBA, Pepperdine University, 1993

Stanley (Stan) A. Deal is executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). Deal is a member of Boeing’s Executive Council and is the company’s senior executive in the Pacific Northwest. 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. Deal isalso a board member of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and on the boards for Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable.

Deal previously led Boeing Global Services (BGS), where he stood up the business unit, and defined and implemented a development and delivery model for aerospace services for commercial and government customers worldwide. BGS focuses on four capability areas: supply chain; engineering, modifications and maintenance; digital solutions and analytics; and training and professional services.

Prior leadership roles include: senior vice president of Commercial Aviation Services (CAS). During his time in this role, CAS generated record performance in 2014 and 2015. Deal also served as vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Management and Operations for BCA and before that as vice president and general manager of the BCA Supplier Management organization, where he led the organization’s strategy, contracting, daily management and development of the supply chain.

In addition to those executive roles, Deal also held leadership positions in BCA Sales and Marketing, includes vice president of Asia Pacific Sales and vice president of BCA Sales and Marketing Operations, and vice president of Global Network Sales, during which time he helped launch Connexion by Boeing. Deal joined Boeing in 1986, and has held previous leadership roles on the 717 program and the MD-11 Japan Airlines program.

Deal currently serves as an integral member of The Grainger College of Engineering’s Board of Visitors tasked with providing external counsel to the dean in developing the college’s strategic initiatives and achieving its strategic vision.

Current as of March 2021