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Bob Johnson has been Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who's Who Biographical Registry

Bob Johnson is recognized for his expert leadership in aviation and aerospace

Over the course of his career, he has crafted virtually every component present in aircraft, except for seats, toilets and kitchens.

    OSPREY, FL, October 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bob Johnson has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Leveraging more than four decades of excellence in creating engines, fuselages and cockpit, landing system, and auxiliary power unit equipment for aviation, Mr. Johnson has earned distinction as the chairman of the board for Elbit Systems of America. Since 2012, he has focused his efforts on engaging with investors, customers and clients to ensure each group has the resources and support they need to accomplish their goals.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Johnson held positions in financial analysis and accounting for GE Aircraft Engines and served as vice president, managing director and national executive for the company starting in 1983. He also was the general manager of the global field service engineering team and global aviation services, becoming the vice president and general manager of global repair and overhaul operations for AlliedSignal Electronic and Avionics Systems in 1994. He was key to their acquisition of Honeywell.

Following this time, Mr. Johnson worked as the chief executive officer for Honeywell Aerospace from 1998 until he retired from the role in 2005, becoming the chief executive officer of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd in 2005 for three years. Although he was invited by President Bush become the Secretary of the United States Navy, he opted to remain in the civilian life. He continued his career as a board member for Phelps Dodge International, Ariba, Inc., Roper Industries and Spirit Airlines, Inc. until taking a role as the chairman of the board for Beechcraft in 2013. He also was the chairman of the board for Honeywell Aerospace and for Spirit AeroSystems Holdings from 2005 until 2023.

Among his professional accomplishments, Mr. Johnson was inducted to the Sigma Chi International Hall of Fame, the Singapore Business Hall of Fame and the Zanesville Ohio Hall of Fame. He was also named Executive of the Year by Miami University and the Farmer School of Business in 2007. Added to these, he co-authored "Developing Global Leaders: A Guide to Managing Effectively in Unfamiliar Places," which was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2012. Over the course of his career, he has crafted virtually every component present in aircraft, except for seats, toilets and kitchens, successfully meeting the needs of employees, customers and shareholders alike. He centered his work on delivering customer desires while aligning with shareholder expectations, taking the greatest satisfaction from seeing employees leave work with a sense of fulfillment and happiness.

To prepare for his professional journey, Mr. Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in engineering and accounting from Miami University in 1969. He also completed all General Electric continuing education programs and attended the Vice President's School and Executive Leadership Training. Well-qualified in his field, he is a Lean Six Sigma black belt. Within the coming years, Mr. Johnson intends to continue his career, potentially retiring in the next decade. He is looking forward to exploring and appreciating exceptional destinations worldwide through travel with his wife and family.

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