Donald Galvanin

Research Affiliate
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Retired Regional Director-Middle East and Central Asia Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Don joined the Boeing Company, Integrated Defense Systems, as Regional Manager for Business Development, Aerospace Support, St Louis, MO, in October 2001 after a career in the US Army. After some time as a Business Development Manager for Boeing Airborne Intelligence and Surveillance Systems in Kent, WA, Don transferred in September 2005 to Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Seattle, WA, as Sales Program Manage for the Middle East and Africa Region. He retired from his position at Boeing in 2019.

Don assumed his current position as Sales Director in this same region in May 2007. Don is now responsible for all aspects of commercial airplane sales and support in Afghanistan, Iraq, and parts of Saudi Arabia. He also took the lead in laying the groundwork for Boeing’s commercial business in Iran.

Don received a B.S. from the US Military Academy, West Point, NY; an M.S. in Arabic Language and Literature with a Minor in Linguistics from Georgetown University; and an MBA in International Business from Long Island University. He has lectured on several occasions on Islam and US-Arab relations.