Senior Operating Partner, Co-Head of AEI Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group
Kevin McAllister
Team | Operating Partners

Mr. McAllister is a Senior Operating Partner at AE Industrial, bringing more than 32 years of leadership experience in aerospace. Mr. McAllister currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Belcan, an AE Industrial portfolio company, and is the Co-Head of the AE Industrial Portfolio Strategy and Optimization Group (PSO). Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2020, Mr. McAllister served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a $60 billion business, from 2016 through October 2019. Prior to Boeing, Mr. McAllister spent 27 years with GE Aviation where he most recently served as President and CEO of GE Aviation Services responsible for providing a customizable suite of engine services life cycle offerings to customers and delivering a $120 billion services backlog. Mr. McAllister was previously Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing. He also held multiple GE Aviation leadership roles across Global Customer and Product Support, Overhaul & Component Repair Operations, Lean Six Sigma and Engineering. Mr. McAllister started his career in 1986 with Howmet Corporation with assignments in engineering and production of investment cast turbine airfoils. Mr. McAllister brings aerospace experience across markets and strong global industry relationships. His leadership experience spans airplane, engines, services and supply chain with a strong foundation of leadership development, lean six sigma and digital analytics tools. Mr. McAllister serves on the Board of Directors of Embraer and volunteers as Chairman of the Board of Orbis International, a non-profit global organization dedicated to preserving and restoring sight worldwide. His past board affiliations include the Washington Roundtable, Challenge Seattle and the Wings Club Board of Governors.

Education
  • University of Pittsburgh, BS
Prior Experience
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • GE Aviation Services
  • Howmet Corporation