Lynne Hopper is vice president and general manager of Engineering Strategy & Operations at The Boeing Company. In this role, she is responsible for functional excellence and integration across the company’s Engineering function. In addition, she facilitates the work of Boeing’s chief engineering team and leads strategic workforce planning, talent management, and enduring projects such as design practices and processes, as well as the deployment of model-based engineering.
Most recently, Hopper served as vice president of Engineering for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she was responsible for engineering effectiveness and efficiency, design, production, delegated compliance, safety and customer support activities for all commercial airplane models. She identified and implemented best practices, engineering skill sets, processes and tools, and she oversaw export compliance and intellectual property activities.
Previously, Hopper was vice president of Boeing Test & Evaluation, where she was responsible for laboratory and flight test operations in support of validation and certification of Boeing commercial and defense products. In this role, she oversaw 5,000 engineers, pilots, mechanics and technicians who test and evaluate new Boeing aircraft, modifications and upgrades to existing aircraft, as well as provide test support to Boeing businesses.
Before that, Hopper served as vice president of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance for Boeing Global Services, overseeing fleet engineering services; aircraft modifications; logistics and support; aircraft-on-ground services; forward-base deployment with operators around the world; and maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities in Shanghai, San Antonio and Cecil Field, Florida.
During her time at Boeing, Hopper has held a number of leadership roles, including overseeing material services for commercial aviation's most comprehensive aircraft spare-parts sales, services and global distribution network. She’s also led Commercial Aviation Services’ data analytics team and managed the health of the world’s largest fleet of commercial jetliners — more than 13,000 airplanes — helping more than 800 operators maintain their fleets throughout their product life cycle. Hopper also held leadership positions on 737, 747 and 757 airplane programs and in safety and airworthiness, including leading the development of regulatory-delegated authorized representatives for Commercial Airplanes.
Hopper has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University.