Executive Biography of Lynne Hopper

Lynne Hopper

Lynne Hopper
Vice President and General Manager
Engineering Strategy & Operations

Lynne Hopper is the vice president and general manager of Engineering Strategy & Operations. In this role, she is responsible for functional excellence and integration across the company’s engineering team and is deputy to Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president of Boeing Engineering, Test & Technology. 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, Lynne 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 oversaw export compliance and intellectual property activities.

Previously, Lynne 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, and provide test support to Boeing businesses.

Prior to that, Lynne served as vice president of Engineering, Modifications & Maintenance for Boeing Global Services where she oversaw 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 San Antonio, Tx., Cecil Field, Fla. and Shanghai.

During her time at Boeing, Lynne 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 lifecycle. Lynne also held leadership positions on 737, 747 and 757 airplane programs, and safety and airworthiness, including leading the development of regulatory-delegated authorized representatives for Commercial Airplanes.

Lynne holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford.