Published on June 16th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


John Slattery to Leave Embraer and Take up Role at GE Aviation

GE Aviation announced on Monday that David Joyce, vice chairman of GE and president and CEO of GE Aviation, will retire from the Company after 40 years of service. He will be replaced by Irishman John Slattery who will become GE Aviation president and CEO-elect on 13th July. He will fully assume those roles on 1st September, when Joyce will step down. John Slattery has led Embraer’s commercial aircraft business since 2016. He would have become the chief of the Boeing commercial aircraft joint-venture with Embraer, had the tie-up not collapsed earlier this year when Boeing suddenly pulled out. John was previously Embraer’s chief commercial officer of commercial aviation, and senior vice-president of customer finance, risk and asset management. He joined Embraer in 2011.

John Slattery

John Slattery will run the world-leading provider of commercial and military jet engines and services, as well as avionics, digital solutions, and electrical power systems for aircraft. Speaking when his new position was announced, John said “I have long considered GE Aviation to be the leading aviation franchise in the world, and I am humbled to take the helm from David and lead this talented team forward. This is a time of unprecedented change in the aerospace industry yet also an opportunity to reimagine the future of flight and how we can best serve our customers.”

And Embraer’s Chairman, Alexandre Silva said, “John has played a central role at Embraer during a challenging time, and we thank him for his dedication and tireless service to the company, as well as its customers, employees, and partners. Fortunately, the industry will keep counting on him as he will continue to work in the aviation sector.” He will be replaced at Embraer by Arjan Meijer who was previously Chief Commercial Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

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