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Vice President, Navigation Solutions
Alex Zakroff is vice president of the Navigation Solutions portfolio for Jeppesen, an information services company that delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services.
Named to this position in 2015, Zakroff is responsible for Boeing Digital Aviation's Navigation Solutions, a line of business focused on creating value for customers around the world through trusted solutions maximizing performance throughout the navigation experience. These solutions are at the forefront of enabling customers to make the operationally critical transformation from paper to digital navigation.
Prior to his current position, Zakroff led Jeppesen's Global Navigation Services (GNS) organization and Marine business. In these positions, he was responsible for operational execution supporting Jeppesen's core navigation products, including leadership and staff development, process improvement and executive communication, as well as extending the company's information management competencies into new Marine markets.
Zakroff's areas of professional interest include organizational strategy, leadership development, systems thinking and leading transformational change. He has played a key role in developing Jeppesen's Quality Management System and led the introduction of LEAN manufacturing concepts within the company. He joined Jeppesen in 1994 and has held a variety of leadership positions including product distribution, financial planning and analysis, production planning and process engineering.
Zakroff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Colorado State University, Pueblo, Colo. and is a Stanford Sloan Fellow, earning his Master of Science in Management from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Zakroff is also a private pilot and enjoys skiing, music, golf and spending time with his family.