Tony Mathis

Tony Mathis

At Large Member
President and Chief Executive Officer, Military Systems, GE Aviation
Bio
Tony Mathis is president and chief executive officer of Military Systems at GE Aviation. In this role, he is responsible for the business’ military operations serving the United States Department of Defense and numerous international military customers for aircraft, helicopter and marine engines.

Prior to joining GE, Tony served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, achieving the rank of captain, where he focused on flight test and propulsion project engineering.

Tony joined GE Aviation in 1997. Since then, he has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility including assignments as a Black Belt, Airline Support Engineer, e-Business Leader and a role as a Master Black Belt for Customer Support. Tony was promoted to chief marketing officer for Military Marketing in 2001 and later became the general manager for Military Customer Support. In 2004, Tony became the vice president of the F414, F404, J85 & TF34 engine programs, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the engine programs to include cross-functional leadership of production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced application development and customer support. Most recently, Tony served as the senior account executive for GE Aviation Engine and Systems operations at Boeing Commercial Airplanes located in Seattle. In this role, he was responsible for leading the integration of all GE Aviation’s engine and systems programs with Boeing, to include production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced, application development and field/customer support. He was named to his current position in November 2016.

Tony is a native of Fitzgerald, Ga. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Fresno, and an MBA from Xavier University.