John B . Hayhurst

Engineer and

Senior Vice President , The Boeing Company

Executive Biography

Senior Vice President, The Boeing Company
President, Air Traffic Management
John B. Hayhurst

John Hayhurst is president of Air Traffic Management and a member of the Boeing Executive Council. The organization was established under Hayhurst's leadership to provide an integrated solution for a new traffic management system. He was appointed to this position in November 2000 and also was named senior vice president.

Previously, Hayhurst was vice president of Business Development for the Commercial Aviation Services business unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Group (BCAG). He was responsible for developing opportunities for BCAG to expand its successful airplane and information services businesses, and its worldwide customer support presence, through the creation of customer solutions.

Prior to this assignment, Hayhurst served as vice president and general manager of 737 programs, with responsibility for the design and production of the Boeing 737 family of airplanes. In addition, he was general manager of the BCAG Renton, Wash., production site.

Before that, he served as vice-president - The Americas, and was responsible for the Boeing business relationships with airline customers in North America and Latin America and for the sale of Boeing commercial airplanes to customers in those regions.

Hayhurst joined Boeing in 1969 as a customer support engineer. He held positions of increasing responsibility related to commercial airplanes, and in 1987 was promoted to vice president of Marketing. In this position, he played a significant role in the launch of the Boeing 777. Subsequently, he was responsible for leading the teams planning the design, development and manufacture of aircraft larger than the Boeing 747. Then he served as vice president - general manager of the Boeing 747-500X/600X Program.

Hayhurst is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Puget Sound Blood Center and of the Board of Directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

A native of West Virginia, Hayhurst holds a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University. He received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Washington in 1971. In 1998, Hayhurst was awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by Purdue University.