Slattery takes the top job at GE Aviation

John Slattery, who it was announced yesterday is stepping down from his role as president of Embraer’s commercial aircraft division is to become president and CEO of giant engine maker GE Aviation.

John Slattery moving from Embraer to GE Picture: Billypix

He will join the company on July 13 as president-elect and then move into the presidential role on September 1st.

Slattery succeeds David Joyce who has been with the company for 40 years and who will remain as non-executive chairman of the company until the end of 2020.

GE Aviation has technology centres and join ventures across the Middle East and Africa.

GE group chairman and CEO Lawrence Culp said, “Over his remarkable career, David’s leadership has established GE Aviation as the world’s foremost aircraft engine franchise. An icon in the aerospace industry, David has been a driver of innovation, and the decisions made under his leadership will continue to manifest for decades. His greatest legacy may be the thousands of leaders he has mentored and developed throughout his career.” 

Slattery will be responsible for leading the GE businesses providing commercial and military jet engines and services, as well as avionics, digital solutions, and electrical power systems for aircraft.

“John’s relentless focus on the customer experience over decades in the aviation industry has earned him deep relationships with many of GE’s customers, suppliers, and partners. He is well-suited to serve their needs as aviation executes through the current environment and eventual recovery.”

Slattery 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.