Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that Martin (Marty) Bentrott has been named vice president-Middle East and Africa Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, reporting to Larry Dickenson, vice president, Commercial Airplanes Sales.
Bentrott will replace Lee Monson, who recently announced his decision to take a leave of absence. Bentrott and Monson will work together in transition effective immediately until January 2008.
„The Boeing Company’s relationship with the Middle East goes back more than 60 years,“ said Dickenson. „Today, the region is one of the world’s fastest-growing commercial airplane markets. Boeing is committed to further developing its solid relationship with airlines and governments as we aim to contribute to the long-term growth and economic development in the Middle East and Africa. Marty is a proven leader with a broad range of experience with global airlines. He is well suited to lead our efforts in this strategically important and dynamic region.“
Prior to this assignment Bentrott serviced as vice president-Sales & Marketing Operations for Commercial Airplanes. In that role, he led a team responsible for ensuring that sales commitments were aligned with production capabilities for the full line of Boeing commercial jetliners. This included managing Commercial Airplanes production planning, managing cross-functional activities, and management of the system supporting Commercial Airplanes Sales and Marketing activities. He was named to that position in May 2006.
Previously, Bentrott served as vice president of Sales, Marketing and In-Service Support for the 787 Dreamliner. He was responsible for working with 787 customers to define and develop associated services for the Dreamliner.
Additionally, Bentrott served as Commercial Aviation Services (CAS) vice president of Sales and Marketing from August 2003 to April 2005. He was responsible for leading efforts in the sales and product marketing of CAS products and services.
Prior to that, Bentrott was vice president of Customer Support where he worked closely with airline customers in the Middle East, Africa, Russia and South Asia-Pacific regions to ensure their post-delivery technical, support and solutions were met.
Bentrott joined Boeing in 1987 in the Commercial Airplanes Contracts organization. In 1995 he joined the Commercial Airplanes Sales team and held positions in Sales Operations and in Sales and Marketing Programs.
Prior to Boeing, he spent two years with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas, as an engineer.
Bentrott graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in engineering.