Alain Garcia has taken over as the Vice President of Business Development for Boeing’s defence and services business in India. Garcia said that he looked forward to forging new relationships and delivering on commitments made to customers in India.
Garcia will be based in New Delhi and pursue new defence and services opportunities, in addition to continuing to build the US airframer’s presence in India. He will report to Maria Laine, Vice President, International Business Development at Boeing Defence, Space & Security and Government Services.
Laine said, “Given India’s strategic importance to Boeing and to ensure we have the right leaders to grow our business in India, I am confident that Alain’s strong experience at Boeing and in the US military will enable us to accelerate our pursuit of over $ 25 billion of opportunities in the country over the next five years.”
Boeing is presently targeting opportunities for fighter sales to the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force with the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and F-15EX, respectively. The company also assists the navy and air force with sustaining their respective P-8I and AH-64E, CH-47 fleets.
Garcia succeeds Michael Koch, who has moved to another role with Boeing Defence, Space and Security in the US.
Garcia joined Boeing in 2008, and the US Navy veteran is a naval aviator and instructor with over 2,000 flying hours on multiple aircraft, including the F/A-18.