February 2010
Volume 08, Issue 09
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Engineering, Operations & Technology

Function of collaboration

Having strengthened the Engineering function over the past several years, Boeing is now re-emphasizing the importance of technical leadership and excellence. Engineers are working together from across business units to help the company succeed.


Function of collaboration Jim Anderson/Boeing

To boldly go

Whether it was the B-17 or the DC-3, the Saturn rocket or the 747, Boeing and its heritage companies created a portfolio of legendary products -- none of which would have been possible without great engineers, icons such as Lee Atwood, Ed Wells, Joe Sutter and many others. Seeking to revitalize the critical importance of senior engineering leadership, Boeing recently created nine new senior engineering leadership positions around the company.


The iconic engineer BOEING

Maintaining momentum

Although Boeing recorded numerous successes in 2009 in improving its workplace safety and environmental performance, it is critical to build on these accomplishments. Mary Armstrong, leader of Environment, Health and Safety, talks about what’s in store for 2010 -- a year she calls a “critical juncture.’’


Maintaining momentum Tim Stake/Boeing