Boeing [BA] on Monday appointed aerospace industry veteran Brendan Curran to lead the company’s year old organization that makes avionics products, saying the new position will help mature its aftermarket strategy.
Curran was previously president of the Aerospace and Electronics segment of Crane Co. [CR], overseeing a $693 million business that provides technologies to the commercial aviation, defense and space markets. At Boeing, Curran leads the AvionX organization and will focus on improving value for the customer and driving long-term growth, the company said.
“The success of Boeing AvionX depends on aftermarket technologies and innovations that exceed our customers’ needs, as well as developing avionics products that add value to our commercial and government platforms,” Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing’s Global Services segment, said in a statement. “Brendan’s expertise, especially as it relates to aftermarket strategies, will enable us to harness incredible opportunities so we can provide our customers more value throughout the life-cycle of their investments.”
Boeing stood up its Global Services segment in July 2017. Last year, the segment had $14.6 billion in sales and Boeing is targeting $50 billion in sales within the next nine years as it looks to build deeper customer relationships and be deliver solutions in the commercial and defense markets throughout product life-cycles.
Boeing didn’t publicly announce the establishment of AvionX when it stood up last year. A company spokeswoman told Defense Daily the business unit “builds on expertise across the Boeing enterprise to pursue the development and production of avionics and electronics systems for use on aircraft and other platforms for purposes such as navigation, flight controls, information systems and other core avionics functions.”
Before joining Crane, Curran was a vice president at two United Technologies Corp. [UTX] businesses, Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Sundstrand. He will be based at Boeing Global Services headquarters in Plano, Texas.
Allan Brown, the current vice president of Boeing AvionX, will become vice president and chief operating officer, the spokeswoman said.