Tony Mathis

Tony Mathis

President and Chief Executive Officer, GE Edison Works

Appointed in December 2020

Tony Mathis
Biography

As president and chief executive officer of GE Edison Works, Tony leads a unique team focused on creating future technologies and business opportunities for next-generation combat engines and systems that will influence the technology roadmap for many decades. He and his team of 3,000 talented engineers and employees are designing, developing, and testing sophisticated materials, components, systems, and engine demonstrators that will provide new capabilities and performance standards for military customers around the world.

Tony joined GE Aviation in 1997 and has held numerous engineering, product support and marketing roles in the military and commercial organizations, supporting airlines, airframers, and military customers.

After serving as chief marketing officer for Military Marketing, Tony was promoted to general manager for Military Customer Support, where he and his international team of field service representatives provided continuous support to military customers around the world.

As vice president of the F414, F404, J85 and TF34 engine programs, Tony oversaw all aspects of the product lines from production, engineering, sales and marketing, advanced application development and customer support.

He became the GE Aviation senior account executive at Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, where he managed the integration of GE’s engines and systems content on Boeing’s commercial aircraft programs.

In 2016, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Aviation Military Systems. In this role, he led a team that was responsible for developing, manufacturing, and supporting a $4 billion portfolio of advanced and next generation engines and systems on military air combat, trainer, tanker, helicopter, and marine applications for 300 U.S. and international customers.

He was appointed to his current role in December 2020.

Prior to joining GE, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force for nine years, working as a flight-test and propulsion-project engineer and achieving the rank of captain.

A native of Fitzgerald, GA, Tony holds 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.