Executive Biography of Gary K. McCulley

Gary K. McCulley

Gary K. McCulley
Vice President
Manufacturing and Safety
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Gary McCulley is vice president of Manufacturing and Safety for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a position he has held since May 2020. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring the Commercial Airplanes global production system consistently operates in an integrated and effective manner. McCulley drives the principles of the One Production System to foster a culture of safety and quality through compliance, standards, problem solving and continuous improvement. He also leads Commercial Airplanes’ focus on employee and workplace safety.

For more than 30 years, McCulley has led teams across Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Fabrication. Most recently, he was vice president of 737 manufacturing for the Next-Generation 737, 737 MAX and P-8 programs, where he led the day-to-day production and operations for Wings and Final Assemblies at the Boeing site in Renton, Wash.

Previously he was director of 747/767/777 Preflight and Delivery in Everett, Wash. He’s also led 767 Factory Operations, 777 Final Assembly manufacturing, 787 Program manufacturing, and the Everett Modification Center. 

Earlier in his career, McCulley was senior manager of Quality at the Everett Delivery Center supporting Paint, Preflight and Delivery for the 747, 767 and 777 programs. He was also senior manager of Quality for 777 Wing Assembly and Structures, and for the Interiors Responsibility Center and Electrical Systems Responsibility Center.

Before joining Boeing in 1988, McCulley spent seven years working as a quality assurance inspector and supervisor in the nuclear power industry.

He participated in the Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley and the Aerospace Industry Manufacturing Seminar at the University of Washington.