Vincent Logsdon is Vice President, Global Business Development and Strategic Marketing, for Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security and Global Services business units. In this role, Logsdon leads global business development and industrial partnerships for Boeing’s defense, space and government services portfolios as well as acting as the Defense, Space & Security (BDS) liaison with Boeing International. In addition, he leads a field marketing team with more than 20 offices in the U.S. serving as direct links between Boeing and its domestic customers. He also leads the customer and market engagement team responsible for air shows, exhibits and key customer visits.
In his previous assignment, Logsdon was vice president, Autonomous Systems Business Development, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, where he led a global sales team representing Boeing’s autonomous and cybersecurity products and services. He also managed business development teams at Boeing subsidiaries Insitu (unmanned aircraft systems); Liquid Robotics (autonomous maritime sensor systems); Argon ST; Digital Receiver Technology, Inc. (payload and sensor providers); and Boeing Intelligence and Analytics.
Logsdon joined Boeing from Elbit America, where he was senior executive for international sales and strategy. There, provided strategic direction for the company while representing Elbit with U.S. and global defense leaders and industry partners.
Prior to his time at Elbit, Logsdon served as vice president, global military sales and strategy, Textron Systems, leading global business development and sales teams on behalf of multiple business units.
Logsdon began his career in the U.S. Air Force, serving 26 years before retiring as a colonel. He piloted a number of aircraft throughout his Air Force career and amassed more than 6,000 flight hours including more than 100 combat flight hours. As the deputy director for regional affairs, deputy under secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, he developed and implemented policies supporting U.S. national security through international politico-military affairs, foreign military affairs, education and training, and cooperative research and development. His command tours included leading the 99th Airlift Squadron, the most diverse and highly visible squadron in the Air Force, where he was responsible for the selection, training and readiness of aircrew operating specialized aircraft providing airlift for the president, vice president, cabinet, members of Congress and other high-level U.S. leaders.
Logsdon holds a Bachelor of Science in human factors engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Master of Science in aviation technology from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He also attended the U.S. Air Force Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College.