Boeing Business Jets has named Greg Laxton as its new leader. Most recently, he served as sales director for Air China, Air China Cargo, Shandong Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines. Laxton’s predecessor, David Longridge, was named v-p of sales and marketing for commercial aviation services in early December.
Laxton attended California State University Northridge and earned a bachelor’s degree in earth science and geography. He also earned a master’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Laxton then served as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, where he logged more than 4,000 flight hours and retired as a lieutenant colonel.
He joined Boeing in 2004 as the capture team lead for the F-15K follow-on programs in Singapore and Korea. Besides the F-15K, Laxton has led campaigns for the 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft.
“We are very excited to have Greg on board and look forward to introducing him to the world of business aviation at ABACE in Shanghai in April,” a Boeing Commercial Airplanes spokeswoman told AIN.