Dennis Muilenburg is president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and serves on the company's Executive Council. This $33 billion, 58,000-person business unit is a provider of integrated solutions to meet the enduring needs of defense, government, space, intelligence and security customers in the United States and around the world. Headquartered in St. Louis, the organization has concentrated operations in St. Louis; Southern California; Seattle; San Antonio; Houston; Philadelphia; Mesa, Ariz.; Huntsville, Ala.; the Space Coast of Florida; Washington, D.C.; Australia; Saudi Arabia; the United Kingdom and Korea.
Prior to his current position, Muilenburg, 49, was president of Boeing Defense, Space and Security’s $8 billion Global Services & Support business and, before that, vice president and general manager of the Boeing Combat Systems division and program manager for Future Combat Systems. Earlier, he was vice president of Programs & Engineering for Boeing Air Traffic Management, director of Weapon Systems for the proposed Boeing Joint Strike Fighter aircraft, and held program management and engineering positions on F-22, Airborne Laser, High Speed Civil Transport and the Condor reconnaissance aircraft, among others.
Muilenburg, who joined Boeing in June 1985, has a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University and a master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.
Muilenburg is a member of the board of directors of Caterpillar Inc., the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation and FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology); the council of trustees of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA); and the steering committee of the Defense Industry Initiative. He serves on the National World War II Museum board of trustees, the Washington University (St. Louis) board of trustees, and the St. Louis Science Center board of commissioners. He also is a member of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) board of governors and serves on the AIA executive committee.
He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Boeing executive focal for Iowa State University.
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