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Boeing Appoints Bernie Dunn as President - Middle East

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Bernie Dunn has been appointed President of Boeing Middle East.

 Dunn will be based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and report to Marc Allen, president of Boeing International.

Dunn, who is fluent in Arabic, has lived and worked in the region for most of the last 30 years. Before joining Boeing in July 2012 as president of Boeing Turkey and North Africa, Dunn was vice president, Middle East/Africa, Business Development, ITT Defense International for 10 years.

Previously based in Ankara, Dunn has led Boeing activities in Turkey, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya for the past three years.

Bernie successfully led Boeing across all facets of our business interests in Turkey and North Africa, said Allen. He strengthened customer relationships, identified new growth opportunities and supported the company business units with his country knowledge and market expertise. Bernie is uniquely qualified to lead our company in the Middle East region.

Dunn will be responsible for Boeings growth and productivity plans and government affairs and for implementing the companys strategy across the region. He also will support Boeing business units and functions as they pursue their business objectives and closely coordinate with Boeing Saudi Arabia President Ahmed Jazzar.

Dunn entered the Armys Foreign Area Officer program in 1982. After completing Arabic language training and a masters degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif., Dunn served in a variety of positions in the Middle East. Key subsequent assignments included service as the U.S. Army attach in Jordan from 1992 to 1994, Defense and Army attach in Syria from 1997 to 2000, and Defense and Army attach to Saudi Arabia from June 2000 until June 2002.

Boeings relationship with the Middle East dates back more than 60 years. Its first office was established in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in 1982. Since then, the company has expanded its presence and relationships across the region. Boeing opened an office in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 1999 and a regional office in Dubai in 2003. The company recently expanded its footprint with a new office in Doha, Qatar, in November 2010.

Dunn succeeds Jeff Johnson, who was named vice president, Business Development and Strategy, Boeing Military Aircraft, earlier this year.

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