Kris Fellrath has been vice president of the business operations function for Boeing Commercial Airplanes since 2008. In March 2009, Fellrath's organization was realigned to report directly to the president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes to sharpen the business unit's focus on executing business plans.
Fellrath is responsible for business operations and program management, with oversight of strategy and business planning, integrated statement of work, management information systems, asset utilization process, sales and production commitment process and the program planning and control functions. Her responsibilities also include strengthening program management skills and driving enterprisewide best practices throughout the Commercial Airplanes organization.
Prior to this position, she was vice president of Program Management for Airplane Programs for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, with similar responsibilities for the organization that encompasses all aspects of airplane design, parts fabrication and procurement, production and delivery.
Fellrath served previously as director of Program Management for the 737 program in Renton, Wash., where she was responsible for the international and domestic sales interface, production planning, work statement management and the program's integrated business plan. During her years at Renton, the 737 program transformed aviation with the moving line and the move to the lake initiative.
Fellrath's assignments include director of Program Management for the 747 and 767 programs and for the Fabrication Division. She held positions on the 777 program, Propulsion Systems Division and in the industrial Engineering organization.
A graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, Fellrath completed the Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Program at the University of Washington in Seattle and Seattle University's Executive Leadership Program. She served as executive sponsor for the Boeing EXPO (Executive Potential) program and on the Renton Technical College Foundation Board. Fellrath currently serves on the advisory board of the International Aviation Women's Association and is a member of the Wings Club.