Gary K. McCulley is vice president of Manufacturing and Safety for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He was named to the position in May 2020. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the Commercial Airplanes global production system consistently operates in an aligned, integrated and effective manner. He also leads the Commercial Airplanes focus on employee safety.
Prior to this assignment McCulley was vice president of 737 manufacturing for the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and P-8 programs, where he led overall day-to-day production for Wings and Final Assemblies at the Boeing Renton site in Renton, Washington.
For more than 30 years, McCulley has led teams across Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Fabrication. Prior to joining the 737 Program, McCulley was director of 747/767/777 Preflight and Delivery in Everett, Washington. He has also held several leadership positions including 767 Factory Operations, 777 Final Assembly manufacturing, director of Manufacturing for the 787 Program, and the Everett Modification Center.
Earlier in his career, McCulley was senior manager of Quality at the Everett Delivery Center, responsible for the Quality organization supporting Paint, Preflight and Delivery for the 747, 767 and 777 programs. Previously, he was senior manager of Quality for 777 Wing Assembly and Structures. He has also served as senior manager of Quality for the Interiors Responsibility Center and Electrical Systems Responsibility Center.
Before joining Boeing in 1988, McCulley spent seven years working as a quality assurance inspector and supervisor in the nuclear power industry.
He participated in the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley and the Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Seminar at the University of Washington.