On Monday, Boeing president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg named Kevin G. McAllister president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

mcallisterMcAllister, an industry veteran who comes to Boeing from GE Aviation, will succeed company vice chairman Ray Conner in that role. Conner, who will retire in 2017, will work with McAllister as he prepares to take on the commercial airplanes role.

“(McAllister) is one of industry’s best and most highly regarded senior executives, and we are thrilled to have him join Boeing and our strong Commercial Airplanes team,” Muilenburg said in a news release. “He’s a passionate leader with decades of commercial aviation knowledge and experience. He knows Boeing well, shares our values and commitment to our people, and has the results-oriented operational and business experience needed to lead this vital and growing part of our company.”

The company also announced Monday that Stanley A. Deal was appointed president and CEO of Boeing Global Services, a new unit at the company. It brings together groups within Commercial Aviation Services and Boeing Defense, Space, and Security’s Global Services and Support group.

Boeing Global Services is slated to begin in the third quarter of 2017. It will have a small core headquarters in Dallas, Texas.

McAllister and Deal are now unit leaders that report directly to Muilenburg. They are also now members of the company’s executive council.