Pat Goggin is the Vice President and General Manager of Boeing’s BDS Development organization. BDS Development manages key programs in BDS’ portfolio at critical points in their lifecycle to benefit from coordination and focused resources from across the company, improving development execution and driving cost savings. This is accomplished by sharing capabilities such as mission systems and test disciplines, engineering best practices, program management and integration. Managed programs include KC-46 Pegasus; Presidential Aircraft Recapitalization; CST-100 Starliner; Space Launch System; and BDS work for Boeing’s 777X commercial airplane.
Goggin moves to his current assignment after serving as the vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. As the Airplane Programs Engineering leader, Goggin oversaw the Engineering teams that directly supported the 737 program based in Renton, Wash. and the 747, 767, 777 and 787 programs based in Everett, Wash. He worked with the Engineering teams to prioritize statements of work to ensure product definition and to help meet program schedules and the long range business plan for Commercial Airplanes. Goggin also provided strategic direction to the Engineering team for use of common processes and tools, and he drove integration across programs, people and business units.
Prior to becoming the vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering, Goggin was the vice president of the Development Program Excellence initiative — one of five corporate initiatives designed to drive productivity and growth for The Boeing Company. Goggin’s team was responsible for improving the probability of success on nonrecurring development programs through up-front engagement in the product lifecycle, and identification of key systemic risk areas.
Prior to that assignment, Goggin served as vice president and chief engineer of Southern California Regional Engineering for the Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) business unit. In this role, he led an organization of nearly 10,000 engineers located in Anaheim, El Segundo, Huntington Beach, Long Beach and Seal Beach, Calif.
From 2006 through 2009, Goggin was chief engineer for Command, Control and Communication Networks, a division of BDS. He led engineering for programs in the capability areas of navigation, guidance, network and information, communication, and command and control systems. This included leading the Engineering organization at the Anaheim and Huntington Beach sites for all resident businesses including Combat Systems, Launch Vehicle, Space Exploration, and Satellite Systems organizations. In this role, Goggin was responsible for ensuring functional integrity and technical innovation, operating common lab and test facilities, developing a high performance workforce, and deploying state-of-the-art engineering tools and processes.
Goggin previously held positions with increasing responsibility within BDS as well as the Phantom Works and Boeing Commercial Airplanes business units.
Goggin has a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from California State University, Long Beach, where he serves as the university’s executive focal.