Boeing names vice president for defence business in India

July 26th, 2011 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) The Boeing Company Tuesday announced that Dennis D. Swanson has been named vice president (International Business Development) for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in India.

Swanson will be responsible for growing BDS business in India, including ensuring delivery on customer commitments, further strengthening relationships with industry partners and meeting India’s emerging security needs, a company statement said.

“India is a strategic market for Boeing’s defense products,” said Dinesh Keskar, Boeing India president. “As a part of the Boeing India team, Dennis will bring his valuable insights from other regions and in-depth understanding of Boeing’s defense, security and space range of products,” he added.

“Dennis’ leadership will be critical to helping Boeing grow and position so that we can continue to constructively engage with India on its emerging national security needs for the 21st century,” said BDS Vice President (International Business Development) Mark Kronenberg.

Swanson began his career with Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) in 1989 and has held various positions within BCA and BDS, including managing industrial-participation programmes and supplier-management activities.

Swanson’s association with India began in 1999, when he led supplier management and procurement efforts for BCA in India. He was part of the team that began engaging with Indian industry to place offset contracts with Boeing’s key suppliers in the country.

Prior to his new role, Swanson was regional director for Industrial Participation Programs in the Middle East and Africa region for BDS.

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