Kim Pastega, vice president and general manager of Boeing Fabrication, oversees a global operation of manufacturing sites and thousands of employees producing components for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). She is responsible for fabrication capability integration across the enterprise. Pastega was named to this role in April 2020.
Fabrication operations are dedicated to engineering and manufacturing millions of aerospace parts, tools, kits and assemblies to meet Boeing needs for composites, metals, emergent and manufacturing services, electrical systems, interiors and propulsion. Fabrication, which is the largest supplier to BCA, has manufacturing business units in five U.S. states (Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington state), Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Pastega previously served as vice president of Supply Chain Delivery and Performance for Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Operations. In this role, she was responsible for ensuring stable supply chain operations to support Boeing’s production system.
Since joining Boeing in 1990, Pastega has held a range of engineering, program management and operations leadership positions in BCA and in BDS. As vice president of Fabrication for BDS, she was responsible for consolidating Fabrication sites across the business unit and developing an integrated Fabrication strategy. In addition, she led efforts to streamline Property Management across BDS.
Before joining BDS, Pastega was vice president of Production System Operations for the 787 Dreamliner program. She led the team responsible for implementing a comprehensive operations plan for assembling 787s, stabilizing the production system and ensuring an integrated build schedule and factory readiness for production ramp-up. Pastega also served as vice president and general manager of the 767 program, overseeing a major factory relocation and consolidation and partnering with the BDS team for the historic win of the U.S. Air Force KC-46 Pegasus program.
Pastega was director of 777 Manufacturing, and deputy program manager and engineering lead for the 777 Freighter program, with responsibility for the development and entry into service of the 777 Freighter. Among other leadership roles, she served as chief engineer at Fabrication’s Interiors Responsibility Center in Everett, Wash.
Pastega has a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University, where she is a member of the College of Engineering Industrial Advisory Council. She serves on the board of the YWCA for King & Snohomish County.