Steve Parker is vice president and general manager, Boeing Vertical Lift, a division within Boeing Defense, Space & Security, and the Philadelphia site senior executive. In this role Parker is responsible for a portfolio of rotorcraft capabilities to include the AH-6 Little Bird, AH-64 Apache, H-47 Chinook, MH-139 Grey Wolf, V-22 Osprey, and future vertical lift solutions to include the SB>1 DEFIANT aircraft. He is responsible for program execution, customer satisfaction and business growth, overseeing operations in Arizona and Pennsylvania, serving and supporting customers in the United States and more than thirty countries.
Prior to this position, Parker was vice president and program manager of the T-7A Advanced Pilot Training program for the U.S. Air Force including advanced aircraft, ground based training systems and support. Before that he was vice president and program manager of the F-15 program, including all aspects of the F-15E Strike Eagle, F-15C/D Eagle, international derivatives and the F-15X advanced development effort. Earlier in his career he was vice president and program manager of Cargo Helicopters, managing Chinook efforts for the U.S. Army and Special Operations Command, including the CH-47F and MH-47G, as well for customers in nineteen countries.
Parker’s three decades with Boeing have included an assignment as chief operating officer of Boeing Defence Australia, in which he managed daily operations of the company’s largest international subsidiary, and as vice president and general manager of the Network and Space Systems division.
Parker has a master’s degree in project management from Queensland University of Technology and is a Certified Practicing Project Director. He is a member of the Air Force Association, Army Aviation Association of America, Association of the United States Army and the Night Stalker Association.