Elizabeth Lund is vice president and general manager of the Commercial Airplanes Supply Chain. Lund has responsibility for the overall strategy, contracting, daily management and development of the Boeing Commercial Airplanes internal and external supply chains, which support the manufacture and service of all Boeing commercial airplanes.
As leader of the external supply chain, Lund’s oversight encompasses nearly 3,000 suppliers from 41 countries; the external supply chain represents more than 65% of the cost to produce an airplane. Additionally, Lund has oversight of Boeing Fabrication, an internal, global supply chain of manufacturing sites and thousands of employees producing components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) and Boeing Global Services. Fabrication, which is the largest supplier to BCA, has manufacturing business units in five U.S. states (Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington state), Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
From March 2013 to March 2019, Lund was the vice president and general manager of the 777/777X program, where she oversaw design, development, certification, production and delivery of all models of the Boeing 777 family of airplanes currently in production. She was also the leader for Boeing’s Everett, Wash. site where she oversaw regulatory compliance, community interaction and Delivery Center operations.
From March 2011 to March 2013, Lund was vice president and general manager of the 747 program, where she led the introductions of both the 747-8 Freighter and 747-8 Intercontinental. As vice president and general manager she was responsible for the design, development, certification, production and delivery of all 747 models.
Before joining the 747 program, Lund was vice president and general manager of the 767 program as well as deputy program manager of the U.S. Air Force KC-X Tanker program.
Previously, Lund was vice president of Product Development for Commercial Airplanes, with responsibility for developing new and derivative commercial airplane products, including concept development, preliminary design and program planning. She also was responsible for managing the R&D plan and supporting technology programs as well as the airplane concept centers and environmental performance strategy.
Earlier in her career Lund held numerous executive leadership positions in engineering, program management, manufacturing, and supplier management across Boeing Commercial Airplanes including, the Interiors Responsibility Center and Boeing Fabrication. Her experience includes lean transformations including the 777 moving line, strategic development, work statement management, and responsibility for the airplane level configuration, as well as technical and safety related aspects of the 737.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tulsa as well as a master’s in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri.