Ed Clark is vice president of Global Technical Operations for Boeing Global Services. The Global Technical Operations function provides global support to Global Services’ defense and commercial customers across Boeing product lines, as well as non-Boeing platforms. In this role, Clark is responsible for teams supporting global field operations at forward base deployments with customers, aircraft modifications, and operations at Boeing’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities.
Clark is also serving as the interim vice president of the Safety & Quality function for Global Services, which provides quality, environment, health and safety, and regulatory support throughout the business.
Previously, Clark was vice president of Commercial Services Programs for Global Services, where he was responsible for the execution, delivery, and financial performance of services programs, including Global Fleet Care, modifications, training, and freighter conversions. He also has served as vice president of Boeing Global Fleet Care, which provides material logistics and fully integrated fleet services programs.
Since joining Boeing in 2006 as the chief mechanic for single-aisle replacement studies, Clark has held several other leadership positions in Commercial Airplanes, including: chief engineer/director for 737 Airplane Integration and the Next-Generation 737 airplane systems; and 737 chief mechanic.
He came to Boeing after 17 years in the airline industry, most recently as the manager of systems engineering at Southwest Airlines. Prior to that he was a project manager at Trans World Airlines for a Boeing 757 acquisition. He also worked as an engineer, maintenance supervisor and airplane maintenance technician.
Clark has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering technology from Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and a master’s degree in business administration from DeVry University. He also holds an airframe-power plant license from the Federal Aviation Administration.