Elizabeth Lund is vice president and general manager of the 777 program and Boeing’s Everett, Wash. site. Named to the position in March 2013, Lund leads the design, development, certification, production and delivery of all models of the Boeing 777 family of airplanes. In addition to her 777 program responsibilities, Lund has oversight of the 777X development program and 747/767 programs.
As the leader of Boeing’s Everett, Wash. site, Lund oversees regulatory compliance, community interaction and Delivery Center operations for Boeing twin-aisle airplanes in Washington State. She also co-leads the enterprise wide Design & Manufacturing for the Second Century project focused on driving engineering, production system and process innovations to achieve Boeing’s global industrial champion goals.
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 supply chain 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.