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Boeing Names Former Royal Canadian Air Force Commander to Lead Canada Operations

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Al Meinzinger brings over thirty-five years of RCAF service to role as President of Boeing Canada
  • Boeing marks 105-years of partnership in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 17, 2024 – Boeing has appointed Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Al Meinzinger as president of Boeing Canada and Boeing Canada Operations Ltd., effective June 6, 2024. A distinguished leader and veteran, Meinzinger will report to Dr. Brendan Nelson, president of Boeing Global, and succeeds Charles “Duff” Sullivan who retired earlier this year.

Meinzinger will lead Boeing's operations in Canada, where the company maintains a significant customer, employee and supplier base.

“We are pleased to welcome Lt. Gen. Meinzinger to lead Boeing in one of its most significant international supplier bases and build on the company’s 105-year partnership in Canada. Al’s extensive aerospace experience and strong relationships will be key to continuing to deliver to our customers in Canada.” said Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, president of Boeing Global. “I want to thank and acknowledge Duff for his significant contribution to Boeing in Canada over the last three years.”

Meinzinger’s career spans over thirty-five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, including his recent role as the longest-serving Commander in the last 60 years. In addition to his work with the RCAF, Meinzinger served in numerous leadership positions including Director of Strategic Joint Staff, Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada. He also served in the United States as a member of NORAD and US Northern Command where he was instrumental in refreshing its national Arctic strategy and in Afghanistan as Canada’s Air Wing Commander, where he oversaw the delivery of air capabilities in theatre.

“I am excited to join the Boeing team, connect with our customers, employees and suppliers, and lead our operations in Canada,” said Al Meinzinger, president of Boeing Canada. “I look forward to embarking on this new role as Boeing moves into its second century of partnership in Canada."

2024 marks the 105th anniversary of Boeing’s partnership with Canada. With approximately 2,000 employees at 15 locations across the country, Boeing Canada supplies composite parts for all current Boeing commercial airplane models and supports Canadian airlines and the Canadian Armed Forces with products and services.

French release can be found here.

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Cynthia Waldmeier
Boeing Canada Communications
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