Bob Johnson


Bob Johnson has a distinguished career as a leading aviation executive. Most recently Mr. Johnson served as Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), a global aerospace manufacturing and services corporation. Previously he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Honeywell Aerospace the world’s largest supplier of aircraft engines, equipment, systems and services for commercial transport, regional, general aviation and military aircraft.

Prior to Honeywell Aerospace, Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AlliedSignal Aerospace, and led the acquisition of Honeywell. He joined AlliedSignal as Vice President and General Manager of Global Repair and Overhaul Operations. Subsequently, he was named Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace Services, which included oversight of repair and overhaul, commercial spares and military customer support activities. Before joining AlliedSignal, Mr. Johnson was Vice President and General Manager of Manufacturing and Services for AAR Corporation.

Mr. Johnson began his career at GE Aircraft Engines, spending 12 years in operations followed by another 12 years in key financial management positions. In 1983, he was appointed President and Managing Director of the GE Aircraft Engine’s high-technology repair business based in Singapore. While in Singapore, Mr. Johnson also served as National Executive for GE – representing a diverse set of eight GE businesses. He later served as General Manager of GE’s global Field Service Engineering team and GE’s global Engine Services business.

In 2005, Mr. Johnson served as Chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association and was a long-standing member of the Board of the Aviation Safety Alliance.

Mr. Johnson’s enduring commitment to philanthropic, education and community service is reflected in his many affiliations including member of the Board of Directors and Trustees of Arizona State University Foundation; and member in good standing of the Conquistadores Del Cielo, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Greater Phoenix International Leadership, the Drug Free Arizona organization and the Valley of the Sun United Way Foundation.

Mr. Johnson currently sits on three corporate boards including Roper Industries, Ariba, Inc. and Chairman of Spirit AeroSystems. In addition, Mr. Johnson is Chairman of the Arizona Aerospace Institute Board of Advisors. In 2007, Johnson was named International Executive of the Year by Miami University and the Farmer School of Business.