Kevin Schemm is senior vice president of Business Operations & Performance, and chief financial officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a unit of The Boeing Company that reported revenues of $60.7 billion in 2018.
Schemm is responsible for the financial management, strategic and long-range business planning and operations at the business unit. He oversees the Finance and Business Operations organizations and is responsible for improving overall operational performance, accelerating productivity gains and optimizing future investments to strengthen Boeing’s leadership in the aerospace industry.
Schemm was named to the chief financial officer position in February 2012 before taking on additional leadership responsibilities in March 2019.
From 2015 to 2019 Schemm also led BCA Supply Chain, overseeing all external supply chain decisions at the business unit.
Previously, he oversaw strategy at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, managing business development, market, services, and environmental strategy and strategy integration.
Prior to 2012, Schemm served for four years as Boeing vice president of North America and Leasing Sales. In this position, Schemm led the sale of commercial airplanes and services to airline customers in North America and leasing companies from around the world.
Prior to that, Schemm served as vice president of Contracts for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and president of the Boeing Aircraft Holding Company. His responsibilities included leading and managing all commercial airplane and services business transactions, as well leading the development and implementation of strategies to improve customer satisfaction and Boeing’s competitiveness.
Schemm joined Boeing in 1985 in Wichita, Kansas as a systems engineer in Boeing’s Military Airplanes division with responsibilities in avionics systems design and development.
Schemm joined the Boeing Commercial Airplanes team in 1990 and took on the role of regional director in Aircraft Contracts, managing business and relationships with airline customers in China, India, Singapore and South Korea. He then moved on to other assignments, including director of Negotiation Support for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, managing director of Contracts for the Americas, Leasing and the 787 Program, and director of Customer Relationship Processes.
Schemm holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington.
Schemm serves on the board of trustees at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, the board of directors for the Virginia Mason Health System and Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, and the advisory board at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He previously served on the Bellevue Arts Museum’s board of trustees.