Howard McKenzie is vice president and chief engineer for Boeing’s Global Services business unit. In this role, he is responsible for leading the alignment of engineers across diverse disciplines into one cohesive engineering function that supports commercial and government customers worldwide. With a focus on safety and first-time quality, this team provides design engineering, aircraft modifications and conversions, as well as engineering support and services.
McKenzie also serves as the interim leader for the Training & Professional Services organization in Boeing Global Services, with responsibility for the people, processes and tools to provide training solutions and technical data to all market segments served by Boeing.
Previously, McKenzie was vice president and general manager of Boeing Test & Evaluation, where he led a team of engineers, pilots, mechanics and technicians responsible for the testing, evaluation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products.
He also has served as chief project engineer for the 777 program, where he was responsible for product integrity and safety for the 777 worldwide fleet, as well as director of engineering for the 777 program.
McKenzie’s previous roles also include chief engineer of Airplane Level Integration on the 777 program, chief engineer of Airplane Systems on the 777 program, and chief engineer for BCA Environmental Systems Engineering. Before these roles, McKenzie worked at McDonnell Douglas.
McKenzie, who graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, is Boeing’s executive focal for the University of California at Berkeley.