Jeppesen, a household name in aviation, is preparing for the first leadership change at the top in many years. The Boeing subsidiary produces paper and digital charts, along with other services for private and commercial aviators, as well as marine products. Jeppesen announced Feb. 1 that CEO Mark Van Tine will retire June 30 after more than 35 years with the company.
Kevin Crowley, another veteran executive who has held various executive positions within Boeing’s commercial and defense lines, most recently as vice president of technology development for Jeppesen, has been named the new CEO.
“I am pleased and honored to assume the leadership of Jeppesen,” Crowley said in a news release. “While Mark leaves big footsteps to follow, the challenge is lessened because of the great employees and customers of Jeppesen.”
Crowley will continue transforming Jeppesen from being a company primarily focused on paper-based charts to a leader in aviation data, providing data analysis services to help customers operate more efficiently, the company stated.
“Thirty-five years at Jeppesen, fourteen of them as CEO, and sixteen as a Boeing executive have been tremendously rewarding and fulfilling,” said Van Tine. “I have been privileged to work for a company that serves the entire global aviation community, and I am immensely grateful to our customers, our employees, and our industry partners who have helped me in my career.”