Scott Strode is vice president of Supply Chain for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). In this role, he leads an organization of nearly 3,000 employees that manages the annual purchase of $11 billion in products and services. Strode is responsible for all procurement matters, including policymaking, subcontract oversight, process improvement and materials management. The Supply Chain organization focuses on improving supplier performance and relationships, while providing the best value for customers and a competitive advantage for Boeing.
Previously, Strode served as vice president of Aircraft Modernization and Modification (AMM), a portfolio of aircraft in the Strike, Surveillance and Mobility division of Defense, Space and Security. Strode was responsible for technical, quality, cost and schedule performance of some of Boeing’s most complex military derivative, modification and upgrade programs. AMM hosts a unique portfolio of programs, including bombers, executive fleets and surveillance aircraft that have focused execution efforts designed to provide integrated airborne information and battlefield management needs as well as optimized system readiness through long-term support arrangements.
In a previous role as vice president of Operations & Quality for GS&S, Strode was responsible for functional excellence for GS&S Operations & Quality including oversight of program performance for all GS&S businesses and international operations. This included manufacturing, repair, overhaul and maintenance and quality of all products and services produced by GS&S.
In other roles, Strode held the position of vice president of Defense, Space & Security in Wichita, Kan., where he was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Wichita business. Prior to moving to Defense, Space & Security, Strode served as Commercial Airplanes vice president of Airplane Development and Production and also vice president of Production and Quality for the 787 Program.
He has also held senior leadership positions in the Shared Services Group, serving as vice president of Workplace Services with company-wide responsibility for managing workplace related services and vice president of Facilities & Logistics Services with responsibility for managing facilities, logistics and support services.
As a general manager, Strode led operations for the Delta Launch Vehicle program which included spearheading the start-up of the facility in Decatur, Ala., in addition to managing the Delta rocket assembly operations in Pueblo, Colo.
Strode joined The Boeing Company in 1987 and has served in a number of key assignments including director of operations for the International Space Station project and as deputy director of Production Engineering for Expendable Launch Systems.
Prior to joining Boeing, Strode held engineering positions with Wiggins Connectors and Rockwell International.
He has a Master of Business Administration from the Drucker Center at Claremont Graduate School and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.
Strode currently serves as the Boeing executive focal to the University of Southern California.