Kevin McAllister is vice president and general manager, Global Sales & Marketing for GE Aviation. He was appointed an officer of the General Electric Company in 2008. In this role, he is responsible for sales and marketing of all commercial engine and systems products and services globally. In 2009, McAllister was appointed a member of GE's Commercial Council and was a recipient of the 2010 Heroes of Growth Award presented by GE's President and CEO Jeffrey Immelt.
McAllister joined GE Aviation in 1989 and held various materials engineering leadership roles supporting product design, manufacturing, component repair and technology development.
In 1998, he was named Master Black Belt leading Six Sigma across global Component Repair Operations in the Engine Services business. Later that year, he was appointed Master Black Belt leading the overall GE Engine Services Six Sigma program across Operations, Materials, Engineering and Marketing & Sales.
McAllister became general manager of GE Engines Services Customer Satisfaction Organization in 2000, leading customer service across the global network. In 2001, he was appointed to general manager of Customer & Product Support Operations. This organization provides technical, operational and commercial support to GE & CFM customers.
In 2005, McAllister assumed the position of sales general manager for the Americas region, responsible for the sale of commercial engine products and services in North and Latin Americas.
Prior to joining GE, he worked for Howmet Corporation on its Corporate Technical Leadership Program.
McAllister graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in materials engineering.
He is currently president and a member of the Board of Governors for The Wings Club, a membership of world aviation and aerospace leaders. McAllister is also a member of the Board of Directors of ORBIS International, a non-profit global development organization whose missions and dedication is to preserve and restore sight worldwide by strengthening the capacity of local partners in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness. He was the 2002 Chairperson for the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of GE Elfun Volunteers.
GE Aviation, an operating unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.