Jenette Ramos was named vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication in April 2014. Fabrication is a worldwide operation of more than 17,000 employees that serves as the largest supplier to Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, Ramos leads operations at 11 sites that are dedicated to engineering and manufacturing composite, metal, electrical and interior aerospace parts, tools and assemblies. With headquarters in Auburn, Wash., Boeing Fabrication operates parts and manufacturing plants in:
- Puget Sound area – Auburn, Frederickson, Seattle, Renton and Everett, Wash.
- Helena, Mont.
- North Charleston, S.C.
- Portland, Ore.
- Salt Lake City and West Jordan, Utah
- Winnipeg, Canada
- Melbourne, Australia
Prior to her current assignment, Ramos was vice president, Supply Chain Management, for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, Ramos led Supplier Management commodity groups in their work with supplier partners to meet the needs and expectations of Airplane Programs, Commercial Aviation Services and development programs.
Prior to this position, Ramos was vice president, Operations Supply Chain Rate Capability for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Supplier Management. She led efforts to develop suppliers, manage the value stream system for production readiness, and integrate the business with program management functional excellence.
Before joining Supplier Management in early 2011, Ramos was the director of Business Operations for Boeing Fabrication. From 2005 to 2009, Ramos served as general manager of Boeing Portland in Gresham, Ore., leading a vertically integrated, world-class manufacturing facility charged with producing large, complex machined structures, flight control actuation systems, gear systems, and pilot controls for all Boeing Commercial Airplane programs.
Prior to her Oregon assignment, Ramos was director of Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures, a business unit specializing in industry unique airplane component manufacturing. Previous assignments include director of Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs, where she was responsible for governance and processes at multiple Boeing facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Ramos began her career in 1988 at Boeing’s Renton plant as an environmental engineer in the facilities organization.
Ramos is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. She earned a master's degree in business from Seattle Pacific University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University.
Ramos is actively involved in the community. She is currently on The Nature Conservancy of Washington Board of Trustees, a Board member of Boeing/IAM Joint Programs and serves as a mentor for the Executive Development Institute. She has been on the board of directors for the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and held leadership positions in the Boeing Employees Community Fund, the Boeing Management Association, United Way and the Manufacturing 21 Initiative promoting manufacturing in the state of Oregon.
Ramos enjoys spending time with her family outdoors kayaking, sailing, paragliding, biking and skiing.