Boeing Defence Appoints Kevin Beaulne as Regional Director for South Australia

 In Defense, Australia, FVEY, SA


Kevin Beaulne (PHOTO: BDA)

Boeing Defence Australia has appoint­ed Kevin Beaulne to lead the company’s defence pres­ence in South Australia. Beaulne will help drive Boeing Defence Australia’s growth in South Australia, build­ing on sup­port pro­grammes cur­rent­ly oper­at­ing in the state, includ­ing for the E‑7A Wedgetail, P‑8A Poseidon and Collins Class sub­ma­rine, as well as for emerg­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in space and intel­li­gence, sur­veil­lance, recon­nais­sance and elec­tron­ic war­fare (ISREW).

He will also sup­port Boeing’s local com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, indus­try col­lab­o­ra­tion and edu­ca­tion part­ner­ships. Beaulne has enjoyed a dec­o­rat­ed 25-year career with the Canadian and Australian defence forces, includ­ing being award­ed a Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC) in 2007. After seven years in defence indus­try, he joined Boeing Defence Australia in 2018.

Boeing Defence Australia Vice President and Managing Director Scott Carpendale. (PHOTO: BDA)

Boeing Defence Australia Vice President and Managing Director Scott Carpendale said Beaulne’s appoint­ment would strength­en South Australia’s posi­tion as a strate­gic hub for Boeing. “Beaulne’s proud 15-year his­to­ry with the Royal Australian Air Force as a mar­itime patrol avi­a­tor, cou­pled with his strong defence indus­try expe­ri­ence work­ing for a number of primes, makes him ide­al­ly suited to his new role,” Carpendale said. “He is well-placed to lead the company’s defence pres­ence in South Australia and expand upon our world-class pro­grams such as the E‑7A Wedgetail and P‑8A Poseidon while also fur­ther devel­op­ing our offer­ings in the space, cyber and ISREW mar­kets. Growing our South Australia pres­ence and work­ing with the state’s defence com­mu­ni­ty is an impor­tant part of Boeing’s growth strat­e­gy. We remain fully com­mit­ted to con­tin­u­ing our work with the state gov­ern­ment, other primes and small and medium enter­pris­es (SMEs) to grow our rela­tion­ships, busi­ness and work­force in SA.”


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