Executive Profiles

Tony Mathis, GE Aviation’s President, CEO of Military Systems

Tony Mathis

Military systems head

GE Aviation

Tony Mathis, GE Aviation’s President, CEO of Military Systems

Tony Mathis serves as the president and CEO of GE Aviation's military systems business unit. He is responsible for the division supporting the Department of Defense and several international military buyers of aircraft, helicopters and marine engines. 

Mathis has been with GE Aviation since 1997, holding roles of increasing responsibility including assignments as a Black Belt, airline support engineer; e-business leader; and Master Black Belt for customer support. 

In 2001, he was promoted to the role of chief marketing officer for military marketing and later served as the GE Aviation's general manager for military customer support. 

Mathis then became the vice president of the company's F414, F404, J85 and TF34 engine programs. He oversaw the programs' cross-functional leadership production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced application development and customer support.

He most recently served as the senior account executive for GE Aviation engine and systems operations at Boeing's unit in Seattle.

In the said role, he led the integration of all of the company's engine and systems programs with Boeing. His duties included production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced application development and field/customer support. He was named to his current role in November 2016.

Mathis served as a commissioned officer in the Air Force for nine years before he joined GE Aviation. He achieved the rank of captain, a role focused on flight test and propulsion project engineering. 

He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fresno, and a master's degree in business administration from Xavier University. 

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