Responsibility expanded to manage Boeing’s entire defense business in India
New Delhi: Boeing has appointed Dennis Swanson to the expanded role of vice president for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in India.
Swanson will be based in New Delhi and focus on strengthening relationships with customers, ensuring customer satisfaction and establishing new in-country partnerships. With this expanded role, Swanson will be responsible for all aspects of BDS’ business in India.
"We're proud of the enduring relationship our company has forged with India over the past 70 years," said Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India. “Swanson’s assignment demonstrates our commitment to a lasting relationship with the Indian government and with the growing number of in-country Boeing partners and suppliers.”
Previously, Swanson led BDS industrial participation programs in the Middle East and Africa. For 16 years, Swanson contributed to Boeing’s expansion into international markets by identifying new business opportunities, managing complex industrial projects and establishing key relationships in countries including India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.
"India has important security requirements that Boeing is helping to address, and Swanson’s experience in this country and around the globe will be an asset in meeting those goals" said Chris Raymond, vice president of BDS Business Development and Strategy.
Boeing has been active in India for 70 years with its commercial airplanes providing the mainstay of India’s civil aviation sector, and more recently its military aircraft have started to play an important role in the modernization and mission-readiness of India’s defense forces. Boeing is focused on delivering value to its Indian customers with its advanced technologies and its fuel efficient and performance driven aircraft underscored by life-cycle support services. Concurrently, Boeing is committed to creating sustainable value in the Indian aerospace sector - developing local suppliers, pursuing business partnerships and shaping technical collaborations with Indian companies and institutions.