Dr. John J. Tracy is a senior vice president of The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company. A longtime technology veteran with 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry, Tracy reports to Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and serves on the company’s Executive Council.
Tracy’s Boeing career includes serving in the dual roles of CTO and the senior vice president of Engineering, Operations & Technology (EO&T), from 2006 to 2016. As the leader of EO&T, Tracy provided strategic direction to several functions and business organizations comprising more than 100,000 employees. These include the Engineering, Operations, and Supplier Management functions, and also the Information Technology, Test & Evaluation, Enterprise Technology Strategy, Intellectual Property Management, Research & Technology, and Environment, Health & Safety organizations.
Previously Tracy was vice president of Engineering & Mission Assurance for Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Tracy had functional management responsibility for the IDS engineering processes, engineering tools, and the 32,000-person engineering team.
Tracy has been elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and is the past chair of the ASME’s 6,000-member Aerospace Division.
Tracy has authored more than 35 publications in the areas of composite structural mechanics, launch vehicle structures, smart structures, and aging aircraft. He has received numerous Hispanic engineering honors, including being named to the HENAAC Hall of Fame in 2009 and being presented the Renaissance Engineer Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers in 2014. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Institute of Technology and on the engineering advisory board for several leading universities.
Tracy received a PhD in Engineering (1987) from the University of California-Irvine, and a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in Physics respectively from California State University-Los Angeles (1981) and California State University-Dominguez Hills (1976).
He is married to Katherine Katsumata Tracy, and they have two grown children: Scott Tracy and Wendy MacGinnis.